Acceptance Speech: SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

SPEECH BY: Riz Ahmed

FILM: "The Long Goodbye"

Riz Ahmed: You know, in such divided times, we believe the road to story is to remind us there is no us and them.  There's just us.  And this, this is for everyone who feels that they don't belong, anyone who feels that they're stuck in a no man's land.  You're not alone.  We'll meet you there.  That's where the future is.  Peace. 

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