Miami Herald Wins First Emmy for Haitian Documentary
- Saturday, December 03, 2011 11:26 PM
LOS ANGELES, USA (defend.ht) - The Miami Herald Media Co. won it's first Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Saturday for Nou Bouke (We're Tired), a documentary about Haiti after the earthquake of January 12, 2010.
"With the second anniversary of that catastrophic earthquake approaching, we hope this award will serve to bring attention to the many needs still facing that nation," said Nancy San Martin, the filmâ€™s executive producer and The Miami Heraldâ€™s interactive editor.
â€śHaiti remains far from recovery.â€ť
Announced on Saturday, the Emmy is a regional award in the documentary-topical category. The film was a project of The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald in association with WPBT2, a local PBS station.
Joe Cardona directed Nou Bouke, which was narrated by Haitian author Edwidge Danticat and aired nationally on PBS. Jacqueline Charles, the Heraldâ€™s Haiti correspondent, was associate producer and el Nuevo Heraldâ€™s Jose Iglesias was director of photography.
"The earthquake was an important piece of history to document for Haiti as well as South Floridaâ€™s Haitian community, " said Cardona, an independent Miami filmmaker, who also was nominated for two other films: Albita: Toda Una Vida, Cuban Masterworks, about Cuban singer Albita, and a Bay of Pigs invasion documentary.
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Source: Miami Herald