Phoebe Ruguru, Tim Keeling, Jonathan Kemp, Aleksandra Czenczek and Johannes Richard Voelkel
Best Young Filmmaker – Phoebe Ruguru
Phoebe won the Award for her film ‘Help’ which sees a young man in his twenties speak about his traumatizing experience of forced labour, in a place far from home where he has nowhere to turn for help.
Best Filmmaker – Tim Keeling
Tim directed the film ‘Yoke Farm’ which follows Henry who runs a corner shop in a sleepy coastal English town. When his new egg supplier brings some nervous Eastern European men to do their weekly shop, Henry begins to wonder if the new supplier is as ethical as he seems.
Best Forced Labour Film (UK Consumer) – Jonathan Kemp
Jonathan won the Award for his film ‘Michael’, the story of a homeless man who was promised a better life working on a farm, but finds himself a prisoner there yearning for escape.
Best Forced Labour Film (UK Production) – Aleksandra Czenczek
Aleksandra was recognised for ‘My Friend Ivor’ which follows the story of Peter, a sixty-year-old man from a small Polish village who meets a man who promises him good work in England. He makes the journey with his friend Ivor, but they soon find out that their dreams have been shattered and they have been lured into forced labour.
Best Forced Labour Film (International) – Johannes Richard Voelkel
Johannes won this Award for ‘Tanatalum’, a film which follows a wealthy business woman who discovers the human cost of conflict minerals.