May 30, 2010
Silent Bombs: All for the Motherland wins 5 awards, including Best of Festival at the 2010 Yorkton Film Festival
The best of Canadian short film was celebrated at the 63rd Annual Yorkton Film Festival, held May 27-30 in Yorkton, SK, Canada. The Festioval culminated with the Golden Sheaf Awards held on Saturday, May 29, which honoured the best films entered into this year’s festival. Gerald Sperling, producer and Rob King, Director of Silent Bombs: All for the Motherland were present to receive the awards on behalf of 4 Square and our intrepid crew."
Silent Bombs: All for the Motherland won 5 awards, including the 2010 Best of Festival – the first Saskatchewan-made film to receive such an honour! The film also received the following:
A Cruel Wind Blows and Silent Bombs
March 2010 A Cruel Wind Blows wins the Fargo Film Festival, Silver Medal Feature Documentary“I was Chair of that category and I have to tell you that the committee loved your film. It was captivating and heartbreaking at the same time.” Tom Brandau, chair FFF Doc. Features.
December, 2009 Silent Bombs: All For the Motherland wins the Saskatchewan Showcase, Social/Political Documentary Award
August, 2009 A Cruel Wind Blows broadcast on NHK, Japan.
“It was a very rare and valuable program which tells the truth of nuclear weapons.”
August, 2009 Silent Bombs broadcast on Al Jazeera English.
“Breathtaking, powerful, beautiful. Silent Bombs grabbed me, compelled me to watch...barely breathing for the entire 44 minutes.
DRUGS, DREAMS AND DEMONS
Broadcast on SCN, March 20 and on The Lens, Newsworld, March 21
"The Setting will be familiar, but what happens there may shock you." Leader-Post
I watched drugs, dreams and demons tonight and thought it was excellent. I have a history of helping people with drug addictions etc. I was a detox nurse for a brief period of time. The documentaries on CBC are so much edgier now...it's so much more exciting than I remember from when I was a much younger woman. Good job!
The documentary titled "Under your skin" was fantastic! As a social worker I understand that many people who become drug addicts are because of something that happened to them in their past (ie. sexual abuse). This was made clear in the documentary and I felt the director really "humanized" all the characters, instead of just labelling all the people "drug addicts".
I also really enjoyed the music, the artistic colours and editing. A master piece! I look forward in seeing more documentaries like this one on CBC!
I was wondering if I would be able to purchase a copy of The Lens-Under the skin, drugs, dreams & demons. I work with youth at risk and found the show to be something I would like to incorporate into the youth's learning.
SIMPIA Showcase 2005 award for best documentary in the Science, Tech, Environment, Nature and Adventure Category.
SIMPIA Showcase 2005 editor award.
"Hi, I was wondering if there was any way I could get a DVD copy of your documentary, "Water, Water" and how I might go about doing that. I saw it on TV last night - WOW!
STAGE, SCREEN AND RESERVE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GORDON TOOTOOSIS
Best Documentary Feature, Fargo Film Festival, 2004
SCARRED BY HISTORY SERIES:
Short-listed for best history documentary Hot Docs, 1998, Nanjing Nightmares
Among the Disappeared
Nominated for Golden Sheaf Awards, Documentary History, 2003
Nominated for Gabriel Awards honouring excellence in broadcasting, 2001
REVENGE OF THE LAND
Gemini Awards, 2000-2001
A PASSIONATE VOICE FOR THE FARMER: THE NETTIE WIEBE STORY::
"It struck me that I'm both humbled and really honoured that someone would think that my work is valuable enough to record." Nettie Wiebe quoted in the Star Phoenix, March 21, 2005