Author wins BFI documentary film award
23 Oct 2017
Congratulates to Vikie Shanks, author of Unravelled, the basis of a recent documentary ‘Kingdom of Us’ which has won this year’s Grierson Award for the Best Documentary. The award recognises outstanding feature-length documentaries of integrity, originality, technical excellence or cultural significance. Lucy Cohen’s documentary feature debut is a luminous exploration of grief, identity, family bonds and emotional recovery. The award was presented by the jury President, the BAFTA and Academy Award-winning documentary producer, John Battsek who said:
“In a strong and diverse documentary selection, Lucy Cohen’s impressive debut Kingdom of Us equally fascinated and moved us all. It captures an extraordinary level of family intimacy in its delicate exploration of grief and memory.