The incredibly moving and powerful Raped: My Story won the Award for Single Documentary last night at The Royal Television Society awards.
The film was produced by Lambent Productions and originally aired on Channel 5 on 22nd November 2017. It was described as “A shocking eye-opener of a programme... beautiful, powerful film making; carefully produced and edited brilliantly.”
The documentary explores the stories behind the statistics. It recounts the experiences of 10 survivors who choose to forgo anonymity and speak publicly about what happened to them. Every account reflects a deeply personal experience, but common themes echo across the film, giving an extraordinary insight into what victims think and feel, how they are treated, and what determines and informs their actions afterwards.
Directed by Catey Sexton, Rape: My Story was also Nominated for a BAFTA for Best Current Affairs Programme in 2018, and Nominated for two Grierson Awards in 2018 for Best Single Documentary (Domestic) and Best Current Affairs Documentary.