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Arūnas Matelis Film director

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Arūnas Matelis, the famous film director, is considered as being the person who in 2006, brought acclaim to the name of Lithuania internationally. His documentary film Before Flying Back to Earth portrayed children with cancer who learned lessons of love, faith and strength while in hospital. It won prizes at the Silverdocs and Brooklyn festivals, won a prestigious award from the Guild of American Directors and won awards at the festivals of Amsterdam, Madrid and Leipzig. Photo: Michael Buckner / Getty Images.

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