'Jabbed' wins at National Press Club Awards

We are delighted to announce that Genepool Productions has picked up 2 awards at the National Press Club Of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday 28th of May.  Director/Producer Sonya Pemberton was present to collect the award for Excellence In Health Journalism: Best Documentary or Documentary Series in addition to the major award, Health Journalist of the Year. These were both awarded for the film ‘Jabbed- Love, Fear and Vaccines’.

Sonya previously won Health Journalist of the Year in 2011 for the Emmy award-winning science documentary ‘Immortal’.

“This is tremendous honour! I am genuinely thrilled to be amongst such outstanding journalists, and documentaries. We wanted to cut through the public confusion to help give people a clear picture of how vaccines work and why they play such an important role in public health. Importantly we wanted the film to be illuminating both for the majority who vaccinate their kids and for the minority who may delay or consider not vaccinating at all.” Sonya Pemberton

SBS Director of Television Tony Iffland said “We are delighted that Jabbed and Sonya have been acknowledged with these important awards. When the documentary first aired on SBS last year, it helped stimulate the debate and bring awareness to this controversial subject. One year on, Jabbed remains a relevant and provocative part of our national conversation.”

An encore screening of ‘Jabbed – Love, Fear and Vaccines’ is scheduled on SBS One @ 8.30pm on July 13th, 2014.

NewsPhillip Dean