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Rory Peck Awards

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The Rory Peck Awards celebrate the freelance cameramen and women who bring the world's stories to our screens

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The Rory Peck Awards celebrate the freelance cameramen and women who bring the world's stories to our screens

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The 2013 Rory Peck Awards, which celebrate the freelance cameramen and women who bring the world's stories to our screens.

  • Episode 1 - Olly Lambert: Syria: Across the Lines

    The Orontes river in rural Syria is the physical manifestation of a brutal sectarian divide where neighbours have become enemies. Filmmaker Olly Lambert tells of the great lengths to which he went to cover both sides of the valley, as government and rebel forces set out to destroy one another in Syria's civil war.

  • Episode 2 - Ben Anderson: Mission Accomplished?

    Afghanistan: success or failure? As the withdrawal of Allied troops grows near, it's time to hand over power and responsibility to their Afghan counterparts. Filmmaker Ben Anderson tells how he captured shockingly candid revelations from the soldiers on the ground as they begin to face the legacy they've left behind.

  • Episode 3 - Ahmed Farah: Somali Justice

    When a man is convicted of murder in a Somalian court, the victim's family decide the sentence. They are given three choices: forgiveness, compensation, or death. This is justice Somalian style, and filmmaker Ahmed Farah tells how he filmed with one prisoner awaiting his fate.

  • Episode 4 - Marcel Mettelsiefen: Agony in Aleppo

    Casualties of Syria's civil war flood into a local hospital. The nearest thing to a doctor on call is Mohamed Asaf. He's twelve years old... Marcel Mettelsiefen talks about his haunting film, which captured the plight of Aleppo's civilians as their city is battered by government forces.

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The Rory Peck Awards celebrate the freelance cameramen and women who bring the world's stories to our screens

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