Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

‘Mexico will not finance US wall,’ foreign minister says

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

African nations need to prepare for potential return of thousands of jihadists

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo former child soldiers awarded $10 mn in damages in landmark ruling

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Website roots out "Rotten Apples"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Putin's press conference, Alabama election, One Planet Summit, Brexit Phase II, Disney & Fox

Read more

#TECH 24

WorldRemit: Helping migrant workers send money back home

Read more

FOCUS

The challenges awaiting the new leader of South Africa's ANC

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Bangladeshi PM calls violence in Myanmar 'unacceptable'

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Was 2017 the worst year for the environment?

Read more

france 24 France

FRANCE 24’s Roméo Langlois wins Bayeux-Calvados award for documentary on Syria conflict

© Screengrab France 24

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-10-09

FRANCE 24’s Roméo Langlois was awarded the Bayeux-Calvados Video Image prize for his documentary on the Syrian conflict at a ceremony on Saturday evening.

FRANCE 24 reporters Roméo Langlois, Mayssa Awad, Mohammed Hassan and Marie Drouet gained exclusive access to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a coalition of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria.

They witnessed firsthand the battle to take back the strategic northeastern town of Shaddadi in February 2016. Their extraordinary 35-minute documentary, ‘Interethnic coalition takes on the IS group in Syria’, includes footage of Western special forces on the ground assisting SDF fighters.

After ten days of fierce fighting, supported by air strikes from the US-led coalition, the SDF finally took Shaddadi on February 19, liberating its residents from the yoke of the jihadists.

To watch the documentary in full, click here.

Date created : 2016-10-08

  • PULITZER PRIZE

    Reuters, New York Times share Pulitzer for migrant crisis photos

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    FRANCE 24 ‘Raqqa Rebel’ wins FIGRA award for best documentary short

    Read more

  • MEDIA

    FRANCE 24, RFI awarded first prize by Global Editors Network for Earth Alert app

    Read more

COMMENT(S)