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Chinese film wins award in road safety film festival

Editor: zhangrui 丨Xinhua

02-22-2017 07:47 BJT

GENEVA, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese short film named "Distracted Driving" won the second prize of the 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) announced on Tuesday.

The film, produced by the Road Traffic Safety Research Center of Chinese Ministry of Public Security, "powerfully displayed" the consequences of using smartphones while driving on the road.

According to UNECE's statistics, every year 1.25 million people are killed and around 50 million injured in road traffic crashes, making it one of the most pressing health emergencies of our time.

The festival collected 232 films from countries across the globe. The winner of the grand prix prize went to "Reflections from Inside Dawn" produced by NGO "We save lives" from the United States.

 

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