Created by FASS Criminology academic Dr David Scott, a film about the Grenfell Tower tragedy has won not one but three awards. The film was made in conjunction with Hamlett Films.
The film was awarded gold in the educational category at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards just announced in May 2020. It follows earlier success for the film in September 2019 when it won two awards at the EVCOM Clarion Awards.
The film – called ‘Grenfell Tower and Social Murder’ includes powerful testimonies from survivors and families of the bereaved.
Speaking about the latest US award for the film, made for The Open University’s undergraduate Criminology course, Dr Scott, chair and lead academic on the course, thanked Justice4Grenfell for their support and collaboration in making it.
“It was an honour to be involved in the creation of this film. It is exceptionally well made and exactly the kind of learning resource that The Open University aspires to.”
Whilst Sian Hamlett, Director of film, added: “We are humbled and honoured to receive this international award. Hamlet Films would like to thank all the people involved in making this film, especially the contributors who were either survivors or bereaved family members of this terrible tragedy.”
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