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Minister congratulates Belfast production company on Emmy success

Stormont press release - Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has praised Below the Radar TV, and all of those involved, after their 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 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.

“Film and television production are aspects of the creative industries here which are going from strength to strength. The industry, in common with this film, is built on talent, expertise and hard work – and this award reflects that endeavour.”

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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