Tile Films are delighted to announce that we have won a Gold Dolphin award in the History / Culture documentary category of the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards. Attending the event last night with over 300 other guests from 30 countries, Producer and Director Stephen Rooke picked up the top History / Culture award for our documentary film "Sacred Sites: Petra" on behalf of Tile Films and our broadcast client Smithsonian Networks. "Sacred Sites: Petra" tells the story of a people known as the Nabataeans who 2,000 years ago created the magnificent rock cut temples of Petra in Jordan and Hegra in Saudi Arabia. Much of the Nabataeans' story has faded from history, but new research suggests that Petra and Hegra could have been centres of a 'lost matriarchy', in which women enjoyed unrivalled power and privilege.
Tile Films would like to thank our Irish and Moroccan crew, cast and all those involved from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Ireland where filming took place. It was a great pleasure producing this film for Smithsonian Networks.