For a documentary programme of outstanding quality broadcast on any free-to-air channel receivable on the island of Ireland during the past 2 years.
THE 2012 RADHARC TROPHY AWARD FOR TELEVISED
JOHN LONERGAN’S SCHOOL PRINCIPLES
Adrian McCarthy and Martha O’Neill – Wildfire Films
This film –presented with passion and conviction- highlights the many social, family and political issues still to be resolved in the Irish educational system. They are impediments on the road to successfully providing an education which ensures all our children develop their potential and take their rightful place in the society of the future.
HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD:
The RADHARC HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD FOR 2012
‘BERNADETTE – SUIL SIAR AR AISTEAR POLITIOCHTA’
LELIA DOOLIN – Digital Quilts
Lelia Doolan’s superb documentary detailing the life and times of Bernadette Devlin was a chilling reminder of The Troubles in Northern Ireland in the second half of the twentieth century. It is an outstanding account of the turmoil in Irish life during that period. Shot over 9 years, the research, interviews and the presentation of Bernadette herself as the main narrator give us a sincere insight into the person who from the age of 19 refused to accept injustice and discrimination.
THE COMMENDED AWARD:
The 2012 RADHARC COMMENDED AWARD
LIFE PATROL: ON THE BANKS OF THE FOYLE
Des Henderson – Alleycats Tv
Sadly suicide figures continue to rise in Ireland. This film is about a courageous band of 24/7 volunteers who work in the River Foyle Search and Rescue Service. Known locally as the fourth emergency service, they constantly patrol the river Foyle, always hoping to be ‘in time’ and if they’re not, using their expertise in vital search and recover operations.
The Radharc 2012 Short Documentary Awards
For a non-broadcast documentary of outstanding quality produced for digital media in Ireland, maximum length 15 minutes.
THE 2012 RADHARC BRONZE TROPHY AWARD FOR SHORT DOCUMENTARIES
For DIGITAL MEDIA
HOLD ON TIGHT
Zlata Filipovic – Crossing the Line Productions
With great sensitivity this film challenges the moral conscience of the audience. Who amongst us doesn’t love a love story? To see a couple so obviously in love and showing that affection is a joy to behold – holding hands, a stolen kiss – everyone feels good. Or do they? For same sex couples, even holding hands in public still seems to present a difficult image for society. In this short documentary, we see couples, both genders of all ages, talking about love – their love for each other, their relationships and their struggle for acceptance to show their love openly and without fear.
The 2012 RADHARC HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD FOR SHORT DOCUMENTARIES
This chair bound person refuses to allow his lack of mobility to interfere with his full participation in normal everyday activities. His positive approach to life calls for equal human rights for himself and the many others with similar disabilities.
The 2012 RADHARC SHORT DOCUMENTARY COMMENDED AWARD
UGANDA – NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Eugene Murray – Nomos Productions
Uganda is a country of 32 million people, ravaged by HIV/AIDS and Cancer, with one doctor for 50,000 people, and an average income of €6 per month per household. Hospice Africa Uganda brings humanity, understanding and all the caring skills of palliative care, free of charge, to patients with terminal conditions like HIV/AIDS and Cancer. They believe that ‘freedom from pain and access to care is a human right’.