The GRC is pleased to announce that the Turning Points project, a documentary short series that explores alcohol use, addiction, resilience and healing in Yellowknife, has been awarded a Silver Medal at the inaugural Anthem Awards. The project was selected in the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – Partnership or Collaboration category.
This was not a typical journalism project. Storytellers were directly involved at every stage of the production process. They shared the cultural, social, geographic and historical factors that both drew them into addiction and allowed them to map out routes to recovery.
The series debuted in February 2020 at a screening in Yellowknife, where friends, families and community members piled into a packed venue to watch the documentaries and hear directly from the storytellers. It was then aired in partnership with PBS NewsHour.