Unearthed wins the Sheffield Green Award at Doc/Fest

UnearthedWorldView-supported ‘Unearthed‘ has won the Sheffield Green Award at the 2014 Doc/Fest.

Spokesperson for the jury, Jillian Creasy (Sheffield Green Party) commented “as a jury of ranging disciplines (only two of us are filmmakers), we arrived at our decision from very different angles. But we were in no doubt of the frontrunner.” She continued, “We chose the winning film for three reasons: We felt the film imparted an important message; It was well told, and in such a way that engages audiences not necessarily involved with or educated in the issues it addresses. And thirdly…of all the messages across all the films nominated, we felt this one to be the timeliest, because there is still opportunity to do something about it. For that reason, we’d like it to be seen by as wide an audience as possible.”

Accepting her award Jolynn Minnaar said “I dedicate this award to filmmakers out there who are telling stories that matter. No matter how hard it is, keep going – it is worth it, I promise!”

For more information and to see the full list of award winners, go to the Sheffield Doc/Fest website

To find out more about Unearthed, go to the Unearthed website