A Double Win for Mariupol: The People’s Story



21 November 2023


Mariupol: The People’s Story is a hour-long documentary which is told by the people of Mariupol as the invasion of Ukraine unfolded. The documentary shares deeply personal accounts of the citizens discussing loss and suffering but also incredible bravery and determination in the midst of the war.

On Monday 20th November, the documentary was the recipient of awards at both the Foreign Press Association Awards and also the International Emmy Awards. We would like to congratulate the entire team at Top Hat Productions on this incredible achievement. We are proud to have been a part of such an impactful story.

ENVY Credits

Foreign Press Association Awards

The Foreign Press Association Awards took place in London and is one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the world as journalists are celebrated and recognised by their peers. Entries in the FPA Awards consist of submissions from UK and International broadcasters, newspapers, digital news and magazines.

Mariupol: The People's Story won the award for TV Documentary/Feature Story of the Year.
The director of the documentary, Robin Barnwell, also took the prestigious award of Journalist of the Year for his work on Mariupol: The People's Story as well as a number of incredible documentaries throughout his career.

Congratulations from all of us, Robin!

(Robin Barnwell receiving his Journalist of the Year award at the 2023 FPA Awards. Photo Credit: Foreign Press Association.)

International Emmy Awards

A few hours later, the International Emmy Awards took place in New York City where Mariupol: The People's Story took the prize for best Documentary.

A big well done to the entire team on such a special achievement.