Administered by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the George Foster Peabody Award is one of the most prestigious honors in electronic media.
Independent Lens programs The House I Live In, How to Survive a Plague, and The Invisible War, in addition to the ITVS-funded Latino Americans series, were among the films honored with a Peabody Award this year. Congratulations to the filmmakers on this incredible achievement! This brings the total of Peabody awards for ITVS films to 29.
The House I Live In is filmmaker Eugene Jarecki’s unflinching look at how the War on Drugs has disproportionately disenfranchised, incarcerated, and impoverished African Americans.
How to Survive a Plague, by David France, is the story of two grassroots coalitions — ACT UP and Treatment Action Group — made up of innovative activists, many of them HIV-positive, who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
The Invisible War, by Kirby Dick, exposes one of the United States's most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the military.
Latino Americans is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.
The Peabody Awards will be presented in New York City on May 19th and will be televised by the first time, airing on the Pivot cable network. To see the complete list of award recipients, please click here.
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