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Slain cameraman wins Peck award
James Miller
Miller won numerous awards during his film-making career
A film-maker who was killed in the Middle East while making a documentary has been honoured for his work at the Rory Peck Awards ceremony in London.

James Miller was shot dead in Gaza last year while making a film about the effect of the Middle East conflict on Israeli and Palestinian children.

Death In Gaza was aired on Channel 4 in May and showed footage of his killing.

The awards were founded after the death of cameraman Rory Peck, who was killed while working in Moscow in 1983.

Miller was praised by the judges for his "care and consideration in every shot", and making connections with the subjects which "took him past the camera".

Miller's colleague Saira Shah, who completed the film after his death, said his loss had a profound effect on one of the children who appeared in the piece.

"Ahmed stopped working with the paramilitaries and six months after filming sent us a video message saying that he wanted to be a cameraman," she said.

Award-winning work

Miller's previous work won him three Emmy awards, a Bafta and five RTS trophies.

He had also been a finalist for the Rory Peck Awards on three previous occasions.

Miller also filmed the documentary Beneath The Veil, which was a journey through Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

The Israeli embassy in London say the matter of Miller's death is still being investigated, while any findings have yet to be released.

Other winners at the Rory Peck Awards were Martin Adler in the Hard News category for his work in Iraq, while Philip Cox took the Sony International Impact Award for his images from Sudan.



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