Best Use of Video 2010

“Contradictions in Pakistan,” a series of videos by Adam B. Ellick, provides a riveting look at life in modern Pakistan. Judges were particularly taken with the story of a troupe of transgender tax collectors, who go door to door in an attempt to get delinquent residents to pay their taxes. (The government hopes that by using them, they can embarrass people into paying up.) Another story, about young women who dare to work in fast-food chains despite threats and slaps from their families, gives a very personal glimpse into a world where women are expected to stay at home and never interact with members of the opposite sex. Ellick captured their personal stories with grace.