‘The Language of Lying‘ commissioned by The Open University’s OpenLearn team and produced by Hamlett Films has won the MEDEA Award 2020. The annual awards recognise and celebrate the very best in educational media from across Europe, with the aim of championing producers, designers and teaching staff of inspiring and innovative media-rich learning resources.
Created as part of OpenLearn’s interactive article, ‘Lying and politics: a brief primer‘, the film supports the discussion around lying in an everyday context and the close relationship between lying and politics. Featuring a number of prolific contributors, including Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, Baroness Fookes and Brexit Commissioning Editor at The Telegraph, Asa Bennett, the short film creates a perfectly balances debate to encourage deeper thinking from students.
Dr Philip Seargeant, Senior Lecturer of Applied Linguistics at the OU and lead academic on this piece, commented:
“We’re delighted to have won the MEDEA award for our short OpenLearn documentary in partnership with Hamlett Films. The film looks at the role that lying plays in our life, and especially in the world of politics – a topic which the judges seem to have thought was of some relevance for the world of today!”
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