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Rory Peck Awards finalists revealed

The Rory Peck Trust, whose Rory Peck Awards recognize the work of freelance cameraman and camerawomen in international news and current affairs, have announced the nine finalists up for the 2010 Rory Peck Awards, sponsored by Sony Professional. The short-listed nominees all have something in common, they have all captured the face of conflict. The finalists for the features category are Hopewell Rugoho Chin'ono's A Violent Response, about Zimbabwe's post-election violence; Najibullah Quraishi's Behind Enemy Lines, a Clover Films production for Channel 4 'Dispatches' about the two weeks the filmmaker spent with Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters; and Paul Refsdal's Taliban: Behind the Masks, from Novemberfilm and Norwegian Film Institute for NRK, which gets close to a group of Taliban fighters. Refsdal is kidnapped by one member, but the commander of the group was instrumental in freeing the filmmaker. The finalists for the Sony Professional impact award are
October 19, 2010

The Rory Peck Trust, whose awards recognize the work of freelance cameraman and camerawomen in international news and current affairs, have announced the nine finalists up for the 2010 Rory Peck Awards, sponsored by Sony Professional. The finalists for the features category are Hopewell Rugoho Chin’ono’s A Violent Response, about Zimbabwe’s post-election violence; Najibullah Quraishi’s Behind Enemy Lines, a Clover Films production for Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ about the two weeks the filmmaker spent with Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters; and Paul Refsdal’s Taliban: Behind the Masks, from Novemberfilm and Norwegian Film Institute for NRK, which gets close to a group of Taliban fighters.
The finalists for the Sony Professional impact award are Greg Brosnan and Jen Szymaszek’s In the Shadow of the Raid, a partly self-funded project with support from the Institute for Justice and Journalism Fund and broadcast on PBS, which looks at the immigration raid on a meat-packing plant in Iowa, which led to an economic fallout for the deported workers. Also shortlisted is Nick Read’s The Slumdog Children of Mumbai, a True Visions Productions for Channel 4 ‘Dispatches,’ which looks at four children living in poverty in Mumbai and Liviu Tipurita’s Gypsy Child Thieves, which was commissioned and broadcast by BBC Two’s ‘This World.’
The winners will be announced at the Rory Peck Awards ceremony on November 17.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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