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‘Behind Enemy Lines’ wins Rory Peck Award

Afghan-Brit Najibullah Quraishi has become the first person to win two Rory Peck Awards for different films, after winning the features award for his documentary Behind Enemy Lines. The doc follows the 10 days he was embedded with Hezb-i-islam insurgents in Afghanistan in 2009 and aired on Channel 4's 'Dispatches' strand. The first web project to win a Rory Peck Award for news was Roger Arnold for Red Shirt Protests, which was commissioned and broadcast on WallStreetJournal.com. Arnold's footage is a detailed diary of events in Bangkok during the final week of the anti-government protests in May 2010. Lastly, Nick Read was awarded the Sony Professional Impact Award for The Slumdog Children of Mumbai, a True Visions production for Channel 4 'Dispatches.'
November 18, 2010

Afghan-Brit Najibullah Quraishi has become the first person to win two Rory Peck Awards for different films, after winning the features award for his documentary Behind Enemy Lines. The doc follows the 10 days he was embedded with Hezb-i-islam insurgents in Afghanistan in 2009 and aired on Channel 4′s ‘Dispatches’ strand. The first web project to win a Rory Peck Award for news was Roger Arnold for Red Shirt Protests, which was commissioned and broadcast on WallStreetJournal.com. Arnold’s footage is a detailed diary of events in Bangkok during the final week of the anti-government protests in May 2010. Lastly, Nick Read was awarded the Sony Professional Impact Award for The Slumdog Children of Mumbai, a True Visions production for Channel 4 ‘Dispatches.’

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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