The documentary The Cemetery of the Illegals (WDR) wins European CIVIS Television Prize
What the CIVIS Jury said: – Andreas Morell documents with impressive images the difficulties and the misery of the people who want to cross the border from Istanbul into Europe – to a new, better life, emigrants, human traffickers, frontier guards and residents of the border villages have their say and describe their views. The documentary handles in great detail one of the most important political, but also human, challenges of Europe. A first-class piece of research – dramatically and cinematically outstanding.
Producer: Tanja Georgieva
Director: Andreas Morell
Concept & Editor: Melanie Schütze
Camera: Matthew Davison
Sound: Udo Radek
Programme editor: Norbert Hahn WDR
The CIVIS Media Prize for Integration and Cultural Diversity in Europe presented on May 16, 2013 by the Director General of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.
At the presentation twenty radio and television programs were nominated for the prestigious European media awards. At this years competition there were 639 programme contributions from 22 countries of the European Union and Switzerland, a truly impressive figure.