Remember the Bolsavik was telling you here that the boat-people documentary “Bolinao 52″ was nominated for regional Emmy in two categories?
Well, it won both. Yep, two nominations, two wins.
The film, directed by first-time director Duc Nguyen, won the Outstanding Achievement in Documnetary award. It also won the Outstanding Music Composition award for the original score by Mark Izu. Pictured right is Duc with Mai-Phuong Nguyen, MD, his wife and the film’s producer/publicist.
In his acceptance speech, Duc Nguyen dedicated the award to his mentor and the “Mother of Asian American Film” Loni Ding, Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, who is recovery from a severe stroke. Nguyen also dedicated the award to the 2.0 million Vietnamese boat people around the world who, the film’s blog says here, “remind us of the ‘high price of freedom.’”
The Northern California chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which awards these regional Emmy, actually covers a lot more than just Northern California, from Visalia in the San Joaquin Valley all the way up to the Oregon border, and includes also the entire State of Hawaii and the TV market of Reno, Nevada.
“Bolinao 52″ is being broadcast on TV, rolling across the country one station at a time. See the Bolsavik.com entry here for listing. Check the film’s web site for updates.