Bhutto, My Perestroika, and Who Killed Chea Vichea were among the ITVS programs to earn the George Foster Peabody Awards this year. Administered by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Peabody is one of the most prestigious honors in electronic media.
Congratulations to the filmmakers on this incredible achievement! This brings the total of Peabody awards for ITVS films to 22.
My Perestroika, a film directed by Robin Hessman and co-produced by Robin Hessman and Rachel Wexler, aired on P.O.V. The documentary and follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times — from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia.
Who Killed Chea Vichea by Bradley Cox, an ITVS production, is a feature length documentary focusing on the mystery behind the assassination of a Cambodian labor leader set against the backdrop of the international garment trade. The Peabody Awards will be presented May 21, 2012 at a luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City with Sir Patrick Stewart as the Master of Ceremonies.
From our blog
July 11, 2018
Illuminating the human condition: it’s a theme that pervades some of the most effective documentaries. Getting there has multiple paths and as a filmmaker, you have baggage you bring. For The Judge, filmmaker Erika Cohn was a complete outsider in her story and had to build trust with strangers. Bing Liu, on the other hand, mined his own community…
June 27, 2018
Following the story of a group of Muslim morticians in Newark, NJ, the brother filmmaking team Zeshawn and Aman Ali learned invaluable lessons regarding death, faith, and community. Their ITVS Open Call funded Two Gods allowed them intimate access alongside their participants Furquan and Nas, giving the Ali brothers a space to work together and focus…
May 9, 2018
Councilwoman follows the story of Carmen, a hotel housekeeper and mother from the Dominican Republic striving to advocate for low-income workers from the margins to Providence, Rhode Island city politics. Her journey encourages us all to reflect on who should be responsible for the decision-making in our communities. Margo Guernsey, director of…