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Rory Peck Awards on Channel 4 this week!

Rory Peck Awards on Channel 4 this week!

Catch four of this year's Rory Peck Awards finalists on Channel 4 tonight and all this week in a series of short films exploring the motivations and stories behind each of their entries.  

Tune into Channel 4 News at 7pm tonight and this week for the following episodes:

Monday, 28 November: PAUL SALAHADIN REFSDAL on ‘Dugma: The Button’
Paul, a Norwegian freelancer, spent months inside rebel-controlled Northern Syria securing unprecedented access to film with Jabhat al Nusra, the local branch of al-Qaida. The result is an intimate portrait of a group of suicide bombers in waiting. 

Tuesday, 29 November: WAAD AL KATEEB on ‘A Life in the Day of Aleppo’
Aleppo-based Waad focuses on a family caught up in the Syrian conflict in her film. She captures the harrowing story of what happens to six-year-old Mohammed, one of three boys who were hit by an airstrike in Aleppo, and the immediate impact on his devastated family.

Wednesday, 30 November: MARCO SALUSTRO on ‘Libya's Migrant Trade: Europe or Die’
Marco secured repeated first-hand access to an unofficial detention camp in Tripoli, Libya, where he witnessed the local militia detain, abuse and mistreat migrants, forcing them to live in sub-human conditions. 

Thursday, 1 December: WILL VASSILOPOULOS on 'Fear and Desperation: Refugees and Migrants Pour into Greece’
Will’s footage shows desperate migrants and refugees arriving in the country from Turkey, having crossed the Aegean Sea in overcrowded, rickety boats and rubber dinghies. He charts their rescue from open water, to their arrival on the Greek island of Lesbos, to life in the Idomeni camp on Greece’s northern border with Macedonia.

The films will play during the first advert break. 

Series produced and directed by Giovanni Ulleri for Steve Boulton Productions.

If you miss the broadcasts, you can catch them on 4oD the next day.

The Rory Peck Awards, presented by Julie Etchingham of ITV News at Ten and CNN’s Clarissa Ward, will take place Wednesday, 7 December at London's BFI Southbank. Now in their 21st year, the awards uniquely celebrate the work of freelance cameramen and camerawomen in news and current affairs worldwide. 

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Image credits, clockwise from top left: Paul Salahadin Refsdal (‘Dugma: The Button’), Waad Al Kateeb ('A Life in the Day of Aleppo'), Marco Salustro ('Libya's Migrant Trade: Europe or Die') and Will Vassilopolous ('Fear and Desperation: Refugees and Migrants Pour into Greece')

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