True story of sacrifice wins WYD video competition


From Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese

A Sydney student has won first prize in the international World Youth Day Madrid 2011 video competition, with his entry The Power of Confession.

Twenty-five-year-old Kieran Williams' winning effort is based on a true story about two friends stranded in the ocean. One gives up his life for the other, knowing he has been to confession and feels at peace.

The man he saved eventually went on to become a priest.

Flown to Spain as one of the competition's finalists, Kieran didn’t think he had much chance in taking out first prize.

"We had a lot of trouble filming on the water, the audio was very tricky," Kieran said.

"However we knew it was a good story even with the quality difficulties."

Read full story and watch Kieran's video at the Sydney Achdiocese Site

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