Film-maker of documentary of person with Alzheimer's disease wins Bafta award
Sunday 20 April 2008
Paul Watson has received the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (Baftas) Outstanding Contribution to Television award at the Bafta award ceremony in London. It was given in recognition of his 300 films which have spanned his 35 year career. John Willis, chairman of the Bafta television committee, said: Paul Watson is one of the giants of documentary film-making. Over several decades he has created a string of memorable and often controversial documentaries, always striving for innovation in both form and content.
Pauls 2007, 90 minute documentary Malcolm and Barbara: Loves Farewell was the study of Malcolms journey with Alzheimers disease and its effect on those around him.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Paul said, I hope we will carry on putting ordinary people on the screen because they provide the information about what is going on in this country.