Department lecturer nominated for prestigious documentary award

Posted on 23 October 2012

One of our lecturers, David Hickman, has been nominated for the prestigious IDA documentary award in Los Angeles.

The nomination is for the series Slavery: A 21st Century Evil which David co-directed last year for the channel Al Jazeera English. The series has been nominated by the Los Angeles-based International Documentary Association (IDA) for the 2012 IDA Documentary Awards, which will be announced at a ceremony on 7th December. The IDA is 'the world's most prestigious award for non-fiction filmmaking'; and other nominations in David's category include films by Werner Herzog and Martin Scorsese. 

David produced, directed and photographed three of the films in the 'Slavery' series. In addition, much of the post-production work was done here in the department, making use of our professional standard facilities.

The full list of nominees is:

BOMB PATROL: AFGHANISTAN (NBC/G4), GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD (HBO), ON DEATH ROW (Investigation Discovery), SLAVERY: A 21ST CENTURY EVIL (Al Jazeera English), THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION (HBO)

About the IDA Documentary Awards

The annual IDA Documentary Awards Gala is the world’s most prestigious award event solely dedicated to documentary film. For almost three decades, IDA has produced this annual celebration to recognize the most groundbreaking documentary films of the year. In addition to honoring both individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements in documentary filmmaking and contributions to the field, the IDA Documentary Awards also recognizes the year’s best documentary productions.