2012 Media for Liberty Award Honors MediaStorm for A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan by Seamus Murphy
- Film Examines A People Caught in Decades of Political Turmoil -
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Liberty Media Corporation (Nasdaq: LMCA, LMCB) today revealed the
winning entry for its third annual Media for Liberty Award, a $50,000
journalism prize that recognizes media contributions that examine the
link between economic and political liberty. A Darkness Visible:
Afghanistan, a film by Seamus Murphy and originally published by
MediaStorm, was selected by the Media for Liberty Award jury panel
as the winning submission for 2012. Print, broadcast and online
submissions were judged on criteria including thematic relevance,
educational value and relevance to the public discourse.
Based on 14 trips to Afghanistan between 1994 and 2010, A Darkness
Visible: Afghanistan is the collaboration of VII Photo's Seamus
Murphy and award-winning production studio MediaStorm. Murphy's work
chronicles a people caught time and again in political turmoil,
struggling to find their way.
This piece brings to focus the often overlooked people of the country,
and their desire for self-determination. From the Soviet invasion and
the mujahideen resistance to the Taliban and the American occupation, A
Darkness Visible: Afghanistan examines thirty years of Afghan
history. It is the story of ordinary citizens whose lives play out in
the shadow of superpowers.
The principal team involved in the production:
Video: Seamus Murphy
Producer: Eric Maierson
Producer: Brian Storm
"This was a powerful story that unfolds over fourteen years and
illustrates the physical, emotional and economic toll the years of
political instability took on an average Afghan family," said John
Malone, Chairman of Liberty Media. "On behalf of the jury panel, we
congratulate Seamus Murphy and MediaStorm for producing an educative and
compelling piece that stood out among this year's entries."
A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan will be celebrated at a ceremony
hosted by Liberty Media and emceed by Tucker Carlson, a contributor to
FOX News, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Caller news site and a
senior fellow at the Cato Institute, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
For more information on the Media for Liberty Award, including past
honorees and details regarding eligibility please visit www.mediaforlibertyaward.com.
To see the film, please visit www.mediastorm.com.
About Liberty Media Corporation
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Entertainment and Barnes & Noble, and minority equity investments in
Time Warner Inc. and Viacom.
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