One World Media Award
22nd June 2010
I have had the pleasure to win the One World Media awards, hosted at King's Place in London.
Behind Enemy Lines won the TV Documentary category with Behind Enemy Lines. The judges were impressed by the courage and daring of our filming:
‘A fundamentally brave piece of film-making which deserves enormous praise for all involved, above all Najibullah Quraishi who spent two weeks with the insurgents in northern Afghanistan. In this difficult and dangerous environment, we were allowed to see the protagonists as three-dimensional humans: funny, murderous, fallible, scared. This was a powerful portrait of a radicalised enemy and was considered, perhaps because of the strength of its actuality, to have been the most gripping of all the films.’
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