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Facing Mecca Tops Films at Palm Springs ShortFest

Switzerland-based film exploring Syrian refugee facing Swiss bureaucracy to bury his Muslim wife wins pair of awards.

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Facing Mecca captured a pair of awards, including Best of Festival, at the 2017 Palm Springs International ShortFest during the June 25 closing ceremony at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. Facing Mecca director Jan Eric-Mack was also awarded for Best Student Live Action Short Over 15 Minutes. VIDEO: View the acceptance speech of Facing Mecca director Jan-Eric Mack for