Documentary award for John Pilger
Pioneering film-maker John Pilger is to be honoured for his achievements with one of the highest accolades in the British documentary world.
Pilger is well known for his hard-hitting and controversial documentaries of the 1970s but continues to make films.
The Australian-born journalist – who made his name when he moved to the UK in the 1960s – is to be rewarded for his outstanding contribution at the annual awards of the Grierson Trust next month.
Among his best-known films are the Vietnam documentary The Quiet Mutiny, exposing the rebellion within the US army at the time of the Vietnam war, and Cambodia Year Zero, credited with exposing the horrors of the Pol Pot regime.