19/03/12 Nymboida the Brave!
Very exciting news today related to Last Stand at Nymboida, the docco I shot two years ago. It has won more that a dozen awards at international festivals so far, including the Orson Welles Award for best documentary at the California Film Festival. Today it was announced that a group of the miners we filmed have been awarded the Governor-General’s Citation for Bravery, related to a courageous rescue they did after an explosion at the Nymboida mine. Our film, which told that story, was submitted as evidence to the committee responsible for the Bravery Awards. Fantastic that those men have been recognised, after almost 40 years. And I’m proud to have played a part in that recognition.