Hen Blant Bach wins Silver in International Film & Television Award

Original article posted by Bangor University: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/latest/hen-blant-bach-wins-silver-in-international-film-television-award-36444

A programme, of which Bangor University was an integral part, has won a Silver Award in the 2018 New York Festivals International Film and Television Awards.

Hen Blant Bach, a production by Darlun production company won the Award in the Community Portraits documentary category. The series was a new factual format for S4C, and followed the social experiment which brought older people and nursery children together to share their day care. The programmes documented the transformative positive effects that can be brought about by bringing these two groups together.

Congratulating the researchers and production company, Dr Penny Dowdney, KESS 2 Wales Manager commented that the popular programme had proven to be a fantastic example of how working with experts was enabling companies to develop new products.

She said: “Working with our academic experts through the KESS 2 programme, the television company have been able to develop a new television format, safe in the knowledge that there is valid academic research underpinning the informative documentary programme.  This is a fantastic example of how bringing seemingly different topics together can lead to the development of new creative ideas and products.”

Pictured Lynwen Hamer KESS MScRes student in partnership with Darlun and her supervisors Dr Nia Williams of the School of Education and Dr Catrin Hedd Jones of the School of Healthcare Sciences. Other supervisors in the study include Prof Bob Woods and Clare Jones (Darlun).

“Little did we think that the partnership introducing shared care of pre-school children and older adults in four Day care centres in Wales with Darlun would be recognised in an International Film and TV festivals.

The programme has generated a great deal of interest and Lynwen Hamer our master student funded through KESS2 is currently evaluating the responses from adults and children involved in the study. We are looking forward to sharing the findings in the near future”.

“We are all delighted that the programme has received international recognition and grateful that the funding by KESS and Darlun TV has allowed us to conduct research in this important area of shared care”, says  Dr Catrin Hedd Jones

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Hen Blant Bach nominated for International Film & Television Award