Deeyah Khan wins top award honouring the dangerous work of freelancers

“Deeyah’s personality and her extraordinary interviewing technique, in what must have been emotionally very difficult circumstances, really shone a light on these characters that we generally don't know much about.” – Rory Peck Awards, Judges’ comments

The Rory Peck Awards honour dangerous yet valuable work by freelance filmmakers, and camera operators, in the area of news and current affairs.

This award recognised Deeyah Khan and Darin Prindle’s courage in filming White Right: Meeting the Enemy – a documentary on the American far-right - in which they film an intimate interview with the leader of America’s largest neo-Nazi organisation, visit neo-Nazi training camps, and take part in the now-infamous ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville.

The Rory Peck Awards have been broadcast on the BBC and featured interviews with this year's finalists and winners, including Deeyah Khan, which can be watched here.

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