A senior documentary film “Les Marrons de l’Alphabet” written and directed by Dimitri Medard won the Independent Production Award last weekend at the 2009 Panafrica International. The documentary has appeared in several film festivals and has shown in more than 10 countries. The film has also been featured on several Canadian networks. Vues d’Afrique, which was renamed Panafrica International, has announced the news earlier last week. The award was offered by ACIC/ONF award presented by the Canadian National Office of Motion Pictures to Menard in the category of “Best Independent Production”. Menard was also one of a dozen new directors worldwide selected for the First Appearance program at Vues d’Afrique. The award was presented to the live-action documentary film whose compelling story, imagery, content and technical excellence delivers strong emotional audience impact. This film was also played at Cinema Beaubien.