We are thrilled and deeply honoured that ‘My Stolen Childhood,’ which tells the extraordinary life story of Brigitte Sossou-Perenyi, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Grierson documentary award.
Established in 1972, the Griersons are the biggest event in the UK documentary calendar. The awards recognise and celebrate documentaries from Britain and abroad that have made a significant contribution to the genre and that demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity, originality and overall excellence.
My Stolen Childhood, directed by Paul Myles and Zoe Jewell, is the dramatic account of Brigitte Sossou Perenyi who set out to trace her steps from slavery to rescue in Ghana, with a film which was the third most viewed story on the BBC website and which has been translated into ten global languages.
The Grierson Awards commemorate the pioneering Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson (1898 – 1972), famous for Drifters and Night Mail and the man widely regarded as the father of the documentary. The Trust also invests in an active education programme to provide workshops and specialist mentoring for budding documentary makers.