Banff 2012: “Go Back to Where You Came From”, “Paradise Lost 3″ win Non-Fiction Rockies

The SBS series (pictured) and the Joe Berlinger/Bruce Sinofsky doc for HBO are among the winners from Tuesday afternoon's Non-Fiction Rockies ceremony.
June 13, 2012

Controversial Australian docureality series Go Back to Where You Came From (pictured) and HBO’s Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory were among the winners at the Non-Fiction Rockies, held during the Banff World Media Festival on Tuesday afternoon.

Non-Fiction Rockies winners are as follows, with credits supplied by the festival:

Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction Programs

Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic

Produced by: Maverick Television

For: Channel 4

United Kingdom

Webseries –Non-Fiction Programs

Bear 71

Produced by: National Film Board of Canada

For: National Film Board of Canada


Reality Programs


Produced by: Sony Pictures Television

In Association with: Fly On The Wall Entertainment

For: The CW


Documentary-style Reality Programs

Toughest Place to be…

Produced by: BBC

For: BBC

United Kingdom; Philippines

Arts & Performing Arts Programs

To Russia with Jazz

Produced by: Sarabandefilm

In Association with: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), 3sat

For: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), 3sat


Lifestyle & Information Programs

Junkie Monastery

Produced by: The Moving Visuals Co Pte Ltd

For: AETN – The Bio Channel

Singapore; USA

Environmental and Wildlife Programs

Frozen Planet

Produced by: BBC

In Association with: NSF, BAS, Royal Navy, PCSP, AAD & NASA

For: BBC

United Kingdom

Popular Science & Technology Programs

Richard Hammond’s Journey to the Centre of the Planet

Produced by: BBC Scotland

For Broadcaster: BBC

United Kingdom; Scotland

Social & Humanitarian Documentaries

Go Back to Where You Came From –Series 1

Produced by: Cordell Jigsaw Productions

For: Special Broadcasting Service


History & Biography Programs

Gorbachev – A Man Who Changed the World

Produced by: TVN24

In Association with: BBC

For: BBC

Poland; United Kingdom

Investigative & Current Affairs Programs

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Produced by: @Radical Media Productions and HBO Documentary Films

For: HBO


The Banff World Media Festival wraps today (June 13).

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