25 Jun Taith Fawr y Dyn Bach Snaps Up US Award
Two of our documentaries have been awarded World Medals by one of the USA’s major international television and film awards.
The 2014 New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Film Awards have awarded the documentary series Taith Fawr y Dyn Bach a Silver World Medal, and the film documentary O’r Galon: Karen a Bronze World Medal.
The documentary Karen, part of S4C’s O’r Galon documentary strand, is an emotional film portrayal of Karen Williams of Anglesey during the last days of her life as she battled against terminal cancer.
Taith Fawr y Dyn Bach (The Small Man’s Big Journey) follows James Lusted, who has dwarfism, on his personal journey as he meets and comes to know disabled people all over Wales.
Beca Brown, producer of Taith Fawr y Dyn Bach said, “As a team we’re very proud of the series’s success – we were more than happy to reach the shortlist, but to be told that we’ve won a Silver Medal is fantastic. I’m very fortunate of the small crew that works with me on the series, and especially fortunate of our presenter, James Lusted. I hope that we’ve fulfilled our original objectives, which were to give a voice to people with disabilities and to reiterate James’s message which is to always see the person before the disability.”
James Lusted said, “Getting this award is great news and I’m very grateful to my family and to the production team for all their support. I’m lucky enough to have had the opportunity to meet so many interesting contributors, and each one of them has inspired me in a different way. The one thing that has stayed with me since filming the series is that everyone can do something with their lives, and that we need to see the person before the disability.”
Meinir Gwilym, who produced the film O’r Galon: Karen said, “I am very pleased that the programme has won such a prestigious award. I know that Karen’s family are also very proud of the achievement. Her shining personality is the film’s greatest strength.”
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