My Nigeria grabs bronze for Al Jazeera at New York Film Fest
Al Jazeera is celebrating winning 11 Gold World Medals, six Silver and two Bronze medals at the prestigious New York Festivals awards. This includes, a Bronze in the Community Portraits category for My Nigeria, the six-part Al Jazeera documentary series showing six stories of six Nigerians, including stand-up comedian Basketmouth, fashion designer Deola Sagoe and Nollywood star-turned-politician Kate Henshaw.
Produced by Big World Cinema based in Cape Town, South Africa, Al Jazeera’s Investigation Unit also picked up a finalist certificate in the Current Affairs category for Inside Kenya’s Death Squads, in which officers from four units of Kenya’s counter-terrorism apparatus admitted the police assassinate suspects on government orders.
Commenting on the success, Giles Trendle, acting managing director of Al Jazeera English, said, “Al Jazeera English is delighted to have won a series of Gold and Silver medals at the New York International TV & Film Awards.”
Also, Al Jazeera English picked up eight finalist certificates for a variety of programmes from Faultlines, 101 East, Women Make Change and People and Power.
The New York Festival’s World’s Best TV & Films competition honours programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Dedicated to both the television and film industries, categories mirror today’s global trends and encourage the next generation of storytellers and others.
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