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Surviving Mumbai (2009)

1 hour documentary in co-production with Furnace Limited (UK) for ABC, ABC Commercial, Channel Four (UK), History Channel (UK), Thirteen and WNET/PBS (USA), Discovery Asia and CBC (Canada)

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Survivors of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks tell how modern communications saved them - and aided the men who were hunting them.

On 26th November 2008, ten young Pakistani men sailed into Mumbai, India's thriving financial heart and home of the Bollywood film industry. The men were armed with AK47s, grenades and plastic explosives, as well as satellite phones and global positioning systems connecting them to their controllers. They spread out across the city. Quick fire strikes on the Victoria Station Railway Station, the busiest train terminus in India, the legendary Leopold Café and Cama Hospital saw more than a hundred dead in only an hour. But this was just the beginning. The gunmen had come for a longer engagement, in targets chosen to grab and hold the world's attention: the historic Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, the ultra moden 5 star Oberoi-Trident Hotel and Jewish Community centre, Nariman House. Sixty hours later, the Indian security forces brought the attacks to a close.

Surviving Mumbai brings together candid and very personal accounts from the ordinary and extraordinary people who were caught up in the siege.

Winner, Bronze Award for Dramatised Documentaries, Jim Frater, Australian Cinematographers Society Awards (WA), 2011.
Nominated for Best Current Affairs Production, History Makers 2011.
Nominated for Lotterywest Award for Outstanding Achievement in Factual Production, WASA, 2011.
Certificate of Merit, Documentary: Social Political, 2010 Hugo Television Awards, 46th Chicago International Film Festival.
Nominated for Best Documentary Under One Hour, Samsung Mobile AFI Awards, 2010.
Nominated for Best Cinematography in a Documentary, Jim Frater, Samsung Mobile AFI Awards, 2010.
Nominated for Best Editing in a Documentary, David Fosdick, Samsung Mobile AFI Awards, 2010.
Nominated for Outstanding Historical Programming, The 31st Annual Emmy Awards for News and Documentary, 2010.
Nominated for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research, The 31st Annual Emmy Awards for News and Documentary, 2010.
Selected for Screening at La Femme Film Festival 2010, California.