|Radharc Awards 2010|
The 2010 Radharc Awards were presented in October 2010 in Dublin.
The broadcast documentary category was won by 'The House', directed by Tanya Doyle and produced by Daniel Hegarty of Marmalade Productions. This autobiographical documentary by Tanya Doyle relates her family's experience growing up in West Dublin, through emotionally honest interviews in the run-up to the sale of the family home.
The Highly Commended Award in this category was presented to producer, Brian Gray of Whitethorn Productions for 'The Meeting Roon'. This documentary tells the controversial and contested story of the Concerned Parents Against Drugs movement in 1980s Dublin,through the central participants who were involved in and affected by one of the most unique working class social movements in contemporary Irish history
The Commended Award was presented to producers, Bill Hughes and Bernadine Carraher of Mind The Gap Films for, Music Changes Lives. This is a four part observational documentary series about the power of music as an 'intervention tool' for positive change. Extraordinary personal stories show how the simple fact of playing an instrument can give children a fresh start and a brighter future
In the non-broadcast category, the Award was presented to director, Aoibheann O’Sullivan and producer Martha O’Neill of Wildfire Films for the film Tuned In. This documentary is about the much-loved radio soap opera 'Story',set in a bustling motor park in West Africa. Now in it's 17th series,the writers use drama to communicate topical debates.
A Highly Commended Award in this category was presented to producer, Siobhan Ward of Crossing The Line Films for the film Today is Better than Two Tomorrows. Set in a remote part of Laos,it relates the story of two boys who must leave their village to undergo a rite of passage. One will go to school; the other will become a monk. Somewhere between Buddhist wishlessness and Western dreams their paths will cross again.