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Seneca Journalism professor produces award-winning documentary

A Seneca Journalism professor is part of a CBC team that recently won a prestigious Canadian Screen Award for Best News Information Program.

Doug Grant, who teaches several courses part-time in the School of Media, and is the former Director of Current Affairs at the CBC and TVOntario, served as a senior producer on the documentary Syria: Behind Enemy Lines, broadcast on CBC's Doc Zone.

The documentary tells the harrowing and intimate story of citizen soldiers in a civil war, battling against the superior firepower of the Assad regime.

This year, Seneca was well represented at the Canadian Screen Awards, which honour excellence in television, film and digital programming.

In fact, Subconscious Password, the latest film by Oscar®-winning director Chris Landreth, produced with participation from Seneca's Animation Arts Centre and Copperheart Entertainment, won Best Animated Short, while several Seneca Visual Effects for Film and Television professors and graduates worked on the hit television series Vikings, which won for Best Visual Effects.