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.
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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