The Transfer Wins the 2017 Kurt Vonnegut Common Decency Prize at Indy Film Fest

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML) partnered with Indy Film Fest to award the 2017 Year of Vonnegut Common Decency Prize. KVML presented the honor to The Transfer. This 23-minute German short, produced in Hebrew with English subtitles, was directed by Michael Grudsky. It’s the story of an Israeli officer transferring a Palestinian prisoner across a desert. When conflict arises, the officer, soldiers, and the prisoner learn the importance of shared humanity and respect, despite differences and conflict.

KVML awarded the 2017 Year of Vonnegut Common Decency Prize to the German film, The Transfer.

KVML also recognized eight short films as Kurt Vonnegut Spotlight Films. These shorts embodied the spirit of Vonnegut and touched on important topics, including common decency, patriotism, environmental conservation, education, inclusion, and respect. Winners were: All American, Gardeners of the Forest, Little Warriors, New Neighbors, Princess, Scrap Dolls, Superheroes, and The Transfer.

KVML awarded recognitions and the 2017 Year of Vonnegut Common Decency Prize on Saturday, July 15, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.


KVML Programs Director Meredith Cummings presents a Spotlight Award to Executive Director of Earth Charter Initiative Jim Poyser who was featured in the local film, Little Warriors.

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