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The inaugural Ramallah Film Festival closed Wednesday with the presentation of the first Palestinian Silver Awards.

Raed Al Helou’s “Hopefully, for the Best,” which captures the frustrations of Ramallah youth confined to the city by conflict, won the film award. Prize includes a course at the British Film & Television School.

An honorable nod went to Larissa Sansour’s “Gaza” and “Peace Activists Against an Israeli Tank.”

Anne Marie Jacir’s “Like Twenty Impossibles,” about actors stuck at a roadblock, and Nahed Awwad’s “Going for a Ride?,” about sculptures created from cars crushed by Israeli tanks, won the neo-Orbit and Planet awards, respectively.

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