PRIX ITALIA 2016 WINNER - TV DOCUMENTARY


The Jury :
Isabel Junius (VRT, Belgium), Catherine Alvaresse (France 2, France), Sean Mac Giolla Phadraig (RTÉ, Ireland), Nobumoto Suzuki (NHK, Japan), Don Cameron (BBC, United Kingdom)
The President:
Sean Mac Giolla Phadraig (RTÉ, Ireland)
 
 
THE WINNER IS:                
 
EXODUS: OUR JOURNEY TO EUROPE – BBC - UNITED KINGDOM
Direction: James Bluemel - Producing organisation: BBC
 
MOTIVATIONS
The migrant crisis is rarely out of headlines, but in the method, the ambition and the scale of the approach taken by the makers of Exodus, the Jury felt it had for the first time arrived at a true understanding of what is happening today. By giving their contributors cameras, by allowing them tell us their own story the film gives dignity and a humanity to the migrants. We got to make the journey alongside Ahmad, Hassan, Isra’a and her family – we felt sad alongside them, laughed alongside them; and got angry alongside them. 
This film is essential now and for the future, and gives hope to the world too.