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Festival honour for shot director
James Miller
No-one has been convicted of Mr Miller's death
A documentary made by a British cameraman killed during the making of it in Gaza has won an award at a human rights festival in the Czech Republic.

The One World 2005 jury in Prague selected James Miller's Death in Gaza for its "humanism" and "dynamic action.

More than 120 films were shown at the festival, organised by the People in Need charity.

Devon filmmaker Mr Miller was shot dead in 2003 at the age of 34, allegedly by a soldier in the Israeli army.

"The author paid with his life for this film, and this also influenced our decision," the jury said.

Effects of war

Mr Miller was filming a piece-to-camera when he was shot, with his crew saying he had been carrying a white flag and they had identified themselves to troops in the area.

His film was about the effect of the Middle East conflict on Israeli and Palestinian children.

Following Mr Miller's death - over which a soldier was cleared of any wrongdoing - the film was completed by his colleague Saira Shah.

Death in Gaza won a Bafta TV Award this year in the best current affairs category.

At the One World 2005 event there were honourable mentions for the German film White Crows, about Chechnya, and a French documentary about the Rwandan genocide.

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