Grierson Award Win
?Mugabe and The White African won another prestigious prize in November, at the Grierson Awards, hosted by Sandi Toksvig. Directors Andrew Thompson and Lucy Bailey, together with producers David Pearson and Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock, collected the award for Best Cinema Documentary on stage at the British Film Institute’s South Bank Theatre.
The award was a unanimous decision by the jury. It’s a great reflection on the work of the whole of the team who made it including the excellent film editor Tim Lovell, inspired composer Jonny Pilcher and the dedicated post-production team at Molinare. Mugabe and the White African is an Arturi Films Production in association with Explore Films, Molinare Productions and the Film Agency for Wales.
Interviewed by Current TV, after receiving the award, David said , “that the further recognition for the film from these awards, named after the founder of documentary John Grierson, was very special”. The awards ceremony will be shown the first time on Current TV on Sky 188 and Virgin 155 channels on November 6 & 7 at 9pm. The film has also just won the Russian Guild of Cinema Critic’s Award for Best Cinema Documentary and the Prix Italia’ , the premier European TV award.