‘Code of Silence’, a documentary for the ABC co-produced by Mint Pictures with Identity Films, has been short-listed for the Walkley Award for best documentary.
The documentary, which focuses on the child sex abuse scandal inside Melbourne’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, is up against ‘Cronulla Riots: The Day That Shocked The Nation’ (Northern Pictures/SBS Online) and ‘Love Marriage in Kabul’ (Bower Bird Films).
The winner of the Walkley Documentary Award will be selected from the short-list on December 4 at the 59th Annual Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism in Sydney.
‘Code of Silence’ was directed by Danny Ben-Moshe and produced by Dan Goldberg. It was screened on Sunday at the State Library of NSW as one of the long-listed finalists. Last Thursday the Walkley judges announced the final three films chosen from the long-list of six.
“It’s a huge honour to be among the Walkley family, selected as one of the three best documentaries of the year,” Goldberg said. “The film shines a light in a very dark corner of society and we hope it gave voice to those victims who are still unable to speak publicly about their traumatic past.”
This year for the first time the Walkley Foundation has partnered with the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), allowing the three shortlisted finalists to receive automatic entry into APSA’s Best Documentary Category, with the winner announced in December at the 8th Annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane.