Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Two Fourth-year journalism students win TVO Short Doc Contest

A short documentary made by journalism students Lewis Gordon and Austin Stanton has taken first place in TVO’s annual short documentary contest.

More Than a Refugee follows the story of Mohammed Al-Krad, a former Syrian wrestling champion, who came to Ottawa as a refugee in November 2016.

The short documentary looks at how Al-Krad uses wrestling as a way to connect with people and make friends as he strives to become a contributing member of the Ottawa community.

Lewis Gordon, capturing the action.

This is the first such honour for the two fourth-year journalism students, who completed the film outside of class.

“It’s a great feeling to be recognized for your work, but even better that Mohammed’s story can gain some exposure outside of Ottawa,” said Gordon.

A panel of five judges convened by TVO reviewed the films that were short-listed for the finals.

The panel then selected the top three, with More Than a Refugee coming out on top. Watch it here!

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