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Switzerland enters Oscars race with 'Eldorado'

ANI  |  Washington DC, [USA] 

It is now which entered race, by officially choosing the 'Eldorado' as a worthy contender under the 'foreign language film' category.

'Eldorado', the documentary directed by Markus Imhoof, which talks about the plight of refugees, is inspired from the director's own childhood experiences, especially his relation to a young Italian girl post World War-II, reported Deadline.

His Swiss family took the young girl, as a refugee, but unfortunately was sent back to her home country.

In the documentary, he draws a parallel between his personal loss and the refugee crisis.

He also shot the Italian Warships which took part in 'Operation Mare Nostrum' which was aimed to tackle the sudden surge of refugee migration. He even recorded asylum hearings where Swiss authorities denied entry to refugees.

The received a Special mention from the jury of the Prize after premiering at earlier this year.

Previously, was nominated for in 1981 for his drama movie 'The Boat Is Full'.

The 91st will be held on February 24, 2019.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 00:00 IST