The nominations for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and we're proud to say that four TFI films are amongst the nominees. Congrats to our fabulous filmmakers!
Directed by Alexandra Codina, a 2007 TAA alum, this documentary follows the titular couple who are deeply in love, and who also happen to have Down syndrome. Monica & David had its broadcast premiere on HBO in October 2010.
A 2008 Gucci fundee, this award-winning film from Laura Poitras tells the story of two men, a taxi driver in Yemen and a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, whose paths have lead them from Afghanistan to Osama bin Laden, from 9/11 to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Oath had its broadcast premiere on POV in September 2010.
From director Nicole Opper, a 2008 TAA participant, this doc follows Avery, an African-American teen with adopted Jewish lesbian parents, who seeks out her birth mother and her own identity as she comes of age in Brooklyn. Off and Running had its broadcast premiere on POV in September 2010.
S. Leo Chiang, a 2007 Tribeca All Access alum, directs this portait of a New Orleans neighborhood where a tight-knit group of Vietnamese Americans attempt to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill. A Village Called Versailles had its broadcast premiere on Independent Lens on May 2010.