Essential is pleased to announce that documentary Miracle In The Storm has won first prize at the 2011 Dijon International Adventure Film Festival (Les Ecrans de l’Aventure) in France, this year chaired by Canadian polar explorer Bernard Voyer.

Created 33 years ago by the Guilde Européenne du Raid, the festival celebrates adventure documentaries as well as the adventurers themselves.

Miracle in the Storm is the story of German paragliding champion Ewa Wisnierska’s miraculous survival after being sucked up into a huge storm during a paragliding competition. The film, part of the Miracle series, was produced for ABC1 and France 5.

Congratulations to directors Guy Norris and Leo Farber as well as the team behind this fantastic film.

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