FOUR LPB PROGRAMS RECEIVE CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD
LPB would like to congratulate the producers of the LPB funded programs for receiving the 2011 CINE Golden Eagle Award. Since 1957, CINE has been dedicated to recognizing the work of outstanding filmmakers, videographers, producers, directors and other craftspeople in the film, television, and new media industry. The competition, conducted by a unique multi-stage jury process, functions much like academic or scientific peer reviews. Over 400 jurors nationwide participate in the semi-annual screenings of the hundreds of productions entered into each competition cycle. Upholding such high standards and integrity account for the CINE Golden Eagle’s unparalleled reputation of excellence. For a complete list of winners, please visit the CINE website HERE.
Documentary Feature- Independent Division:
In a time where 31 states have passed English Only initiatives, one urban school districts exploring the provocative notion that speaking a foreign language can be a national asset. We follow four diverse students and their families as they encounter the challenges and delights of becoming fluent in two languages. Co-production with ITVS in association with CAAM.
Investigative- Professional Telecast News Division:
501 MIGRANTS: A JOURNEY
Producer: Yolanda Cruz
2501 MIGRANTS: A JOURNEY chronicles the personal experience of Oaxacan artist Alejandro Santiago, who learned the truth of the old saying that you can never go home again. After more than a decade living abroad, Santiago returned to the Zapotec Sierra seeking the village of his childhood. Instead, he found abandoned houses, empty streets, and deserted farm fields.
CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON
Producer: Denise Zmekhol
CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON follows Brazilian filmmaker Denise Zmekhol as she travels a modern highway deep into the Amazon in search of the Indigenous Surui and Negarote children she photographed fifteen years ago. Part road movie, part time travel, her journey tells the story of what happened to life in the largest forest on Earth when a road was built straight through its heart. Production of ITVS, with outreach support from LPB.
Producer: Natalia Almada
The past and the present collide as filmmaker Natalia Almada brings to life audio recordings she inherited about her great-grandfather Plutarco Elias Calles, a revolutionary general who became president in 1924. In his time, Calles was called “El Bolshevique” and “El Jefe Maximo” (the foremost chief). Co-production of ALTAMURA FILMS and ITVS in association with (LPB), with funding provided by the CPB and AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY | P.O.V.