The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced the Nominees for the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards for film, television and Digital Media on January 16th, 2018. Out of the numerous excellent submissions received for the awards, we are thrilled to share the news that Duraid Munajim has been nominated for his stunning and thoughtful work on My Enemy, My Brother.
Duraid is a Toronto based cinematographer who has worked on a number of films including Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker. Born in Kuwait to an Iraqi father and an Iranian mother, Duraid was 17 years of age when he immigrated to Canada with his family. His credits are varied between documentary and fiction work, such as Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, the Oscar nominated short Buzkashi Boys, and a number of documentary titles, including What I’ve Lost (TIFF entry), Nest: Urban Painting (Rotterdam entry) and a number of TV documentary shows. He is working on a fictionalized version of the infamous Toronto 18 story, and developing a doc on Iraq’s oldest cinema.
The Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast on CBC Sunday March 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM (9:00 PM AT/9:30 PM NT).