Magazine article Screen International

Otelo Burning Wins at One World Media Awards

Magazine article Screen International

Otelo Burning Wins at One World Media Awards

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Director Gurinder Chadha presented the drama award to Otelo Burning.

The drama award at this year's One World Media Awards was scooped by South African film-maker Sara Blecher for her feature, Otelo Burning. Set against a backdrop of the end of Apartheid and gang violence, it tells the story of a group of township kids who discover the joy of surfing.

Director Gurinder Chadha presented producer Kevin Fleischer with the prize at the ceremony, which took place in London last night (8th) at Kings Place and saw Jon Snow return as host.

The Drama Award Jury, tasked with recognizing the film that best communicates issues about the developing world, was chaired by Eve Gabereau, CEO and managing director of Soda Pictures and also included Anne Mensah, head of drama at Sky and Andrew Pulver, film editor at The Guardian. …

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