CRONULLA RIOTS: THE DAY THAT SHOCKED THE NATION

DIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT AND 1 HOUR DOCUMENTARY | 2014 | PRODUCED FOR SBS

 

This online documentary explores the simmering tension between groups of Australians and Lebanese that led to the explosive riots at Sydney’s Cronulla beach one hot day in December 2005. Fuelled by sensational media reports, the riots and retaliation that followed, unleashed a series of confused ideas about patriotism and belonging.

The story of the Cronulla Riots will be told through a series of predominantly Lebanese testimonials from those who participated, observed or were affected by the events that unfolded over 10 days.

These are the intimate stories of roughly 20 individuals, many of whom have new and often counter-intuitive things to say.
 

 

 

AWARDS

Walkley Awards 2014
Winner
Multimedia Storytelling

Walkley Awards 2014
Finalist
Best Documentary

Australian Screen Editors 2014
Winner (Melanie Annan)
Adobe Award for Best Editing in a Documentary Program

AIMIA Awards 2014
Best Video

AIMIA Awards 2014
Best Use Of Video

AIMIA Awards 2014
Best of Websites/Online Services
Cultural/Lifestyle category

Webby Awards 2014
Best Visual Design Honouree


 
Photo: Andrew Quilty

Photo: Andrew Quilty

Photo: Andrew Quilty

Photo: Andrew Quilty