Mediacorp conferred honours at Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards
These were for CNA documentaries Forgotten Heroes, which clinched a Gold in the History and Personalities/Portraits category; and Disease Hunters: Mosquito Mayhem, which took a Silver in the Science, Technology and Innovation category.
Singapore, 19 October 2022 – Mediacorp has won two coveted dolphin trophies at the prestigious 13th Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, announced today in Cannes, France. These were for CNA documentaries Forgotten Heroes, which clinched a Gold in the History and Personalities/Portraits category; and Disease Hunters: Mosquito Mayhem, which took a Silver in the Science, Technology and Innovation category. A third documentary, One Way, was recognised as a Finalist in the Human Concerns and Social Issues category.
Forgotten Heroes traces the stories of four courageous individuals from Singapore who found themselves on battlefields thousands of miles from home during World War 2. From the blood-soaked beaches of Northern France to the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, and from the violent skies over southern China to the brutalities of a Japanese POW camp in Java, the documentary recounts the true stories of Singaporeans who lived through turbulent times. Forgotten Heroes features an interview with one of the world's last remaining “Flying Tigers”, along with moving testimonies from the families of war heroes and leading World War 2 experts.
Turning the spotlight on humankind’s war with mosquitoes, Disease Hunters: Mosquito Mayhem features experts who combat mosquitoes and study the diseases they transmit like dengue and malaria. The programme explores promising solutions to mosquito-borne diseases, such as monoclonal antibodies, genetically-engineered mosquitoes and Wolbachia bacteria. Disease Hunters: Mosquito Mayhem also unpacks emerging challenges such as drug-resistant super malaria, insecticide-resistant mosquitoes, zoonotic transfer, global warming and migration.
One Way tells the stories of some Hong Kong residents who were among the 90,000 people who left the city to settle abroad following China’s imposition of a National Security Law in June 2020. This documentary follows the journey of a few unlikely Hong Kong migrants, some fleeing the political crackdown, others simply wanting to give their families a better life. It intimately captures the hope and loss the migrants experience during their journey.
Tham Loke Kheng, Chief Executive Officer, Mediacorp, said, “We are pleased that our documentaries continue to receive critical acclaim on the global stage. These prestigious wins at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards underline our strengths in producing quality, insightful content told through uniquely Asian lens. Congratulations to the teams behind these award-winning productions on your brilliant achievement!”
Established in 2010, the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards honours the best corporate films, online media productions, documentaries, and reports annually in Cannes, one of the world’s most important film centres.
Viewers can catch all three CNA documentaries on meWATCH, Mediacorp’s digital video-on-demand platform, at mewatch.sg.