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Emmy for clerical abuse exposé

Culture Minister Caral Ni Chuilin has praised Below the Radar TV after its documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House of God won an Emmy award.

The film, directed by Alex Gibney, received an Emmy from the Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.

The minister said: "This win is a further boost for a powerful film which has already gained international recognition and a number of awards."

The documentary, which examines abuse in the Catholic Church, was made in conjunction with HBO Documentary Films and Wider Film Projects.

The minister added: "The Emmy Awards are the highest-profile honours in television. This win underlines the growing confidence of the film industry here in the North, and is the latest example of a local company competing on a global stage."

The film was named among the jury winners this week, and will compete in five further categories at the Primetime Emmy awards next month.

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