Tibet Sun Newsroom
McLEOD GANJ, India, 31 December 2020
The hugely controversial 2020 film Plandemic Indoctrination bagged three awards at the Free Spirit Film Festival.
Directed and produced by American filmmaker Mikki Willis, and released in August, the film suggests that the Coronavirus pandemic was a conspiracy planned by a few individuals and organisations seeking to profit from it, with claims that the Coronavirus was designed in a lab and that global health leaders knew the crisis would occur.
Featuring an interview with anti-vaccination activist and former scientist Judy Mikovits, the film is charged with peddling numerous false claims and conspiracy theories about the Coronavirus pandemic and the production of the vaccines.
The video racked up millions of views in days, but ended up being removed from various platforms on charges of spreading misinformation.
The film received Best Director award, Best Documentary, and the Special Jury Prize at the Free Spirit Film Festival.
Best Original Concept and Special Mention awards went to The New Abolitionists directed by filmmaker Christina Zorich, who follows four NGOs throughout southeast Asia as they fight to effect change and end human sex trafficking.
Dalai Lama – China – Mount Kailash – Happiness, directed by Tom Vendetti from Maui, Hawaii, took the Best Cinematography award, while the film 7/9, directed by Alexey Tabakin from Russia, got the Best Short Film award, and Extinctions directed by Monica De Almeida from Switzerland received the Best Editing award.
This was the first time that the Free Spirit Film Festival was hosted online.