Woman wins at the Oscars

A WOMAN from Clanfield won an Oscar for her involvement in a short film.

Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 5:00 am

Rebecca Harris won at the prestigious awards on Sunday night in the Live Action Short Film category for the production The Silent Child.

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Set in England and inspired by real events, The Silent Child centres upon a profoundly deaf girl, aged four. With the help of a social worker, this once-withdrawn girl suddenly feels connected to the world as their relationship blossoms.

The leading role is played by a young actress with deafness and it is the first time in 31 years a film featuring a deaf person made the shortlist.

Rebecca, 25, is a Video Production and Film Studies graduate from the University of West London.