Walkley nomination for “Code of Silence”

October 2, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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Sydney’s Dan Goldberg and Melbourne’s Danny Ben-Moshe have been nominated for the documentary on Melbourne Yeshivah’s alleged Code of Silence.

 

Dan Goldberg and Danny Ben-Moshe

Happy nominees: Dan Goldberg and Danny Ben-Moshe

The film was screened recently by ABC’s Compass out of its usual time slot as a special feature.

The Walkleys’ description of the documentary:

‘Dan Goldberg and Danny Ben-Moshe, Mint Pictures, Identity Films and ABC TV
“Code of Silence” is the story of a fight for an investigation into allegations of child sex abuse at an Orthodox Jewish boys’ school in Melbourne.  The judges felt that the use of interview and actuality, rather than the shorthand of voiceover, makes the narrative even more gripping. As the case against the abusers continues to make news, the documentary is timely and ground-breaking.’

Sydney-based Goldberg  won the UN Human Rights Award for TV in 2010 for “Passport to Hope” (Foxtel), a film about refugee kids in Australia.

He also produced “Bushwhacked!”, the Indigenous-meets-wildlife kids series for ABC3,  currently being aired in over 40 countries. It won silver at the Chicago International Film Festival in 2013, silver at the Munich-based Prestigious Prix Jeunesse Awards in 2014, was a finalist at the ATOM awards in 2013, and a finalist at the Rockie Awards in Canada in 2014. It is up against David Attenborough at the Panda Awards at Wildscreen later this month and is  a finalist at the Screen Producers Australia Awards in November.

“Code of Silence” was co-written by the two nominees with Ben-Moshe directing the documentary which Goldberg produced.

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