British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

General Education Non-Broadcast Award

Diabetes in Pregnancy: Stories from Saint Lucia

Medical Aid Films

Synopsis: An educational documentary film telling the stories of two women in Saint Lucia, looking at how diabetes affected them and their babies during pregnancy and how to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

Jury Comments: This production aims to raise awareness about diabetes and is used for community health education. The judges praised the film for its clear and concise presentation and use of engaging interviewees.

 

Every Cook Can Govern: The life, impact, and works of C.L.R. James

WORLDwrite

Website: clrjames.uk

Synopsis: This is the first feature documentary on the life and works of C.L.R. James, the Trinidad born revolutionary who died in Brixton in 1989. From the truth about the slave revolts he uncovered in his famous book Black Jacobins to the fight he led against colonialism, to his understanding of cricket, James’ works have the capacity to inspire. From a lesser known hero, we learn about history, political engagement and principles, and their importance in the past and today.

Jury Comments: Bringing together 200 volunteers, this hugely ambitious production is the first documentary on the life and works of Trinidad-born revolutionary C.L.R. James. Judges praised this film for the incredible range of content explored and its excellent use of archive material.

 

Negotiating with Terrorists: An alternative path to security?

University of Kent

Synopsis: ‘Think Kent’ is a series of seventy 10-15 minute educational video lectures, similar to TED Talks and Reith lectures, intended to highlight to a global audience the breadth, quality and international impact of the research undertaken by the University of Kent, to encourage further learning. An important component of Kent’s new strategic plan and internationalisation agenda, this ongoing initiative, hosted on YouTube and Facebook, is also designed to facilitate public engagement, raise the profile of individual academics, assist independent study, encourage research collaboration and support recruitment to the University’s postgraduate programmes.

Jury Comments: Produced as part of a series of ‘Think Kent’ educational video lectures, this talk explores how, contrary to a widely held public and official view, negotiations may be a sound policy option in responding to terrorist violence. The judges commented on the interesting content of the lecture itself, as a good example of live lecture capture in action.

 

Refugee

CTVC Ltd / TrueTube.co.uk

Website: TrueTube.co.uk

Synopsis: If you were forced to leave your home and could only take one bag, what would you take? What would it feel like to be on the run from your own country, in the hope of finding a safe place somewhere else? In this short drama, we meet a young girl and her family in a refugee camp in an unknown land and, using flashbacks to tell the story in reverse, we discover how they came to be there, far away from home.

Jury Comments: This documentary-style fictional production targeted Key Stage 3 and 4 students to help them understand what it means to be a refugee, and empathise with the dangers they face. The judges praised the use of the reverse timeline to tell the story as a slow reveal and the use of a familiar setting, relatable to the target audience.