Short film named as winner of equality competition
27 June 2012
Today, Vice Principal of Cardonald College Glasgow, Eleanor Harris, named HND Visual Communication and Graphic Design students, Bob Rafferty, Calum Douglas and Connor Campbell overall winners of the College's equality and respect competition.
Open to all students, the competition was to express what the terms ‘equality' and ‘respect' meant to them. Entrant's interpretation could be in the form of a poem, photograph, illustration or short film.
The winning entry was a short animated film animated film about an Afghan refugee called Jahander and his journey from Afghanistan to Glasgow.
After awarding the students, Eleanor said: "The animated film produced by Bob, Calum and Connor was very powerful and moving. The visual impact of the film, coupled with the thought provoking narrative really captured the essence of equality and respect."
Commenting on the film, Bob Rafferty said: "We based the animation on the story of an asylum seeker who had travelled half way across the world to flee persecution and civil war - it's a very moving story that we knew the audience would relate to.
"We hope that when people watch the film they will see how similar we all are and forget our differences."
The standard of Bob, Calum and Connor's entry was so high that the judges decided to award them an additional commendation.
Hamed Talebany received the runner up prize for his striking illustration of children colouring in a map of the world. Hamed is currently studying English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Cardonald.