Japan Prize 2023
The Japan Prize Festival Week

November 20 (Mon) Day 1

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Opening Screening The 2022 Grand Prix winner

- Dounia and the Princess of Aleppo (74 min, Canada)

Screening Schedule

  • Dounia and the Princess of Aleppo
    • Dounia and the Princess of Aleppo
    • Canada

    We invite the recipient of the 49th Grand Prix winner Judith Beauregar to talk about her award-winning animation film “Dounia and the Princess of Aleppo”. As producers and filmmakers, how can we engage children in meaningful conversations about the war and the plight of refugees? We will as Judith about the creative process of working with Syrian director and cast members.

    Forced to leave their country, Dounia and her grandparents set off in search of a new home. As she travels around the world in search of asylum, Dounia encounters many people and lives many great adventures. And when she encounters an obstacle that seems insurmountable, the wisdom of the ancient world comes to her rescue in the form of the nigella seeds and the legends of her country.

    Judith Beauregar

    Judith Beauregar

    Producer / Co-CEO