POV WINS FOUR EMMYS
Including Outstanding Investigative Journalism for the LPB Co-Presented Film ‘Presumed Guilty’
Latino Public Broadcasting would like to congratulate POV on winning four Emmys at the 32nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards held last night at the Lincoln Center in New York. POV received awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding Informational Programming-Long Form forFood, Inc. by Robert Kenner; Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting-Long Form for Good Fortune by Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest; and Outstanding Investigative Journalism-Long Form for the LPB co-presented film PRESUMED GUILTY by Roberto Hernández, Layda Negrete and Geoffrey Smith. Congratulations to all the filmmakers for this distinguished honor!
PRESUMED GUILTY, tells the haunting story of Toño Zúñiga who was picked up off the street, accused of a murder he knew nothing about and then found himself wrongfully imprisoned and sentenced to 20 years. The award-winning PRESUMED GUILTY is the story of two young lawyers and their struggle to free Zúñiga. With no background in film, Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete set about recording the injustices they were witnessing, enlisting acclaimed director Geoffrey Smith to tell this dramatic story. PRESUMED GUILTY is co-presentation with POV and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB). We are proud to work closely with Simon Kilmurry and Cynthia Lopez, American Documentary/ POV in bringing engaging and powerful documentaries to PBS!
POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
For more information, please visit the POV website here.