‘Our African Roots’ Scoops Bronze at NY Festivals
We’re stoked to announce that Chemical Media documentary ‘Our African Roots’ picked up a Bronze Award at the New York Festivals 2022 TV & Film Awards this week. The awards honour exceptional and innovative content being created in over 50 countries across all platforms. Produced by Chemical Media and Santilla Chingaipe for SBS TV, ‘Our African Roots’ was recognised in the Documentary – History & Society category.
‘Our African Roots’ Wins Best Documentary Award
Chemical Media is pleased to announce that Our African Roots was awarded the Best Single Documentary award at the 2022 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in Melbourne this week. The jury statement reads: “…the documentary uses an approachable tone that invites conversation and awareness raising for a mainstream audience…Stories like Our African Roots are an important legacy that helps to rewrite and expose the dominant colonial narrative. More please!”
‘Our African Roots’ Premieres On SBS
We’re pleased to announce that Chemical Media’s latest documentary, ‘Our African Roots’, will premiere on SBS at 8.30pm on Sunday 17 October, 2021. Co-produced with journalist and filmmaker Santilla Chingaipe, Our African Roots tells the extraordinary story of Australia’s forgotten African history – from the First Fleet to the Eureka Rebellion and beyond. The documentary will screen as part of SBS’s ‘Australia Uncovered’ strand of landmark documentaries tackling uniquely Australian stories.
Screen Australia Supports ‘Salma & The City’
We’re excited to announce that Screen Australia is providing story development funding for Chemical Media’s first scripted project, a six-part online comedy series – written and directed by Kauthar Abdulalim – which tells the story of a 45-year-old Australian-Pakistani mother who suddenly decides its time to chase her lifelong dream of winning the Australian Open grand slam tennis tournament.
Australia’s Forgotten Islands To Screen In Tahiti
We’re proud to announce that Chemical Media’s documentary Australia’s Forgotten Islands –which chronicles the story of Australia’s Cocos Islanders – has been selected to screen at the International Oceanic Film Festival in Tahiti in February 2019. The festival, now in its 16th year, showcases the best documentaries from around the Oceania region.