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Powerful Glasnevin Cemetery documentary scoops international film award

The New York Festivals World’s Best Awards were held in Las Vegas last night.

AN IRISH FILM has scooped a prestigious international film and television award.

One Million Dubliners, a powerful documentary about Glasnevin Cemetery, picked up the Silver Medal for Documentary at the 2016 New York Festivals World’s Best Awards.

The ceremony was held last night in Las Vegas.

The documentary, which was released first in late-2014, tells the story of Glasnevin Cemetery – the people buried there and their families, as well as those who work there and pass through.

It was notable for its look at the late-historian Shane MacThomais, who passed away in March 2014 as filming of the documentary was nearing completion.


The New York Festivals awards recognise the best in international film and television.

One Million Dubliners has previously picked up a number of awards, including Best Feature Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh and an IFTA award in 2015.

Directed by Aoife Kelleher, it was commissioned by RTÉ.

Inside Bungalow 3 – the RTÉ Prime Time investigation into the Áras Attracta care home – also picked up a Silver World Medal.

Read: One Million Dubliners: ‘Everyone has someone buried in Glasnevin’

Read: Controversial Áras Attracta home failed to protect resident who fell on wet floor

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