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Set in an unspecified Third World country, this animated film, based on a short story by Enver Carim, suggests that "top priority" means different things to governments and to the governed. A drought-stricken family maintains a long and desperate vigil for a cloud of dust on the horizon signalling the arrival of irrigation pipes and pump. They are rewarded with a military convoy instead. Its top priority is a border war with a neighboring state, not pipes for the life-saving water the family must have.

1981, 09 min 09 s

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Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Human Concerns
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 30 to June 4 1983, New York - USA

Prize - ex-aequo with ''E'' by Bretislav Pojar
International Week of Cinema in Colour
October 11 to 17 1982, Barcelona - Spain

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