In the run up to the Academy Awards, ONE and Accountability Lab will unveil the nominations for our Honesty Oscars 2014, an award that honours not Hollywood films, but the creative work of activists and organisations that fight global corruption. Vote for your favourites, and we’ll announce the winners on Oscar night, Sunday, March 2.
Today, we unveil the final category in ONE and Accountability Lab’s Honesty Oscars: Best Picture. It wouldn’t be an “Oscars” without this category! Like the Academy Awards, “Best Picture” honours all efforts in putting together the film, including writing, editing, directing and execution.
The following nominees use tools like the Accountability Film School project, which empowers Liberians to create films that illuminate and solve problems such as corruption and a lack of confidence in the public sector. Scroll through the nominees, then vote for your favourite below.
Category #5: Best Picture
1. Money Laundering
This cheeky film splices together your favourite films to explain money laundering in an easy and accessible way, and illustrates why its important we end the Phantom Firms that can enable it.
2. Et da munneh. (Ate the Money)
We wish we knew who was behind this great animated film about anti-corruption and the importance of transparency when it comes to the revenues Uganda receives for its natural resources.
3. What Exactly is Big Oil Hiding?
The shady feel of this Oxfam film mirrors the shady dealings of those who are resisting the implementation of US legislation that would make public the payments oil companies make to countries for their natural resources.
4. Open Development
Open for Change does a great job of explaining the scope and importance of the global Open Development movement in this film.
5. Anti-Corruption Video
By USAID in Sri Lanka
This short film from USAID in Sri Lanka shows how important it is to break the cycle of corruption.
Who else would you nominate? Add it in the comments below!
About the Accountability Lab: We are an independent, project-driven “for purpose” organisation that engages civil society to develop unique innovations that help hold governments accountable. The Lab currently works with citizens in Liberia and Nepal, but is inspired by the creative efforts of people and organisations around the world in the quest to share information that helps create more accountable societies.