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Nine Documentary Winners Unveiled for Peabody 30


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The Peabody Awards’ board of jurors has revealed the winners in the documentary category for programs released in 2017 as part of the annual Peabody 30, with docs spanning such topics as climate change and immigration.

Among the honorees is America ReFramed: Deej, which was made by American Documentary, WORLD Channel, Rooy Media and Independent Television Service (ITVS) for WORLD Channel. The doc focuses on the accomplishments of a nonspeaking young man with autism.

There is also Chasing Coral, an Exposure Labs production in association with The Ocean Agency & View Into the Blue and Argent Pictures & The Kendeda Fund for Netflix. Through time-lapse underwater images, the film documents the effects of climate change on the world’s coral reefs.

Another winner is Invisible (Fuse Media for Fuse/linear broadcast), which tells the story of three young Dreamers navigating the confusing immigration policy in the U.S. and being separated from their family.

The other selections are Last Men in Aleppo (American Documentary, POV, Larm Film for PBS), Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (The People’s Poet Media Group, Thirteen’s American Masters for WNET and ITVS in association with Artemis Rising for PBS/WNET/TV), Newtown (Mile 22, ITVS in association with KA Snyder Productions, Cuomo Cole Productions, Artemis Rising and Transform Films for PBS), Oklahoma City (American Experience for PBS/WGBH Education Foundation), The Islands and the Whales (Intrepid Cinema, Radiator Film for PBS) and Time: The Kalief Browder Story (Spike TV, The Cinemart, Roc Nation for Spike).



About Joanna Padovano Tong

Joanna Padovano Tong is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jpadovano@worldscreen.com.

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