CAAM Co-presented Documentaries (POV) “Fallen City” and “When I Walk” Receive Emmy Nominations

Director Jason DaSilva of the Emmy-nominated "When I Walk" documentary. Photo credit: Long Shot Factory.
Two documentaries CAAM co-presented on PBS' POV series are nominated for News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

The nominees for the 36th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards was announced this week. Two documentaries CAAM co-presented on PBS’ POV series received nominations, both in the Outstanding Informational Programming – Long-form category.

Fallen Cityby Qi Zhao, takes a look at the devastating aftermath of an earthquake in China. “What makes Fallen City more compelling than most documentaries of its kind is its emphasis on how its subjects grapple with the challenges of life still to be lived” (Variety).

When I Walk, directed by Jason DaSilva, chronicles the struggle of a young man (DaSilva), living with multiple sclerosis. It has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “extraordinarily accomplished, poignant and wise.” When I Walk is a CAAM-funded film, supported by funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

“…The News & Documentary Emmy Awards continues its mission of honoring the documentary films, news reports, and multimedia projects that exemplify the best of broadcast journalism,” said David Winn, Senior Vice President, News & Documentary Emmy Awards, in a statement.

Public media continues to garner the most nominations in these prestigious awards. PBS leads with most nominations at 57, followed by CBS at 44, and ABC at 17.

In addition, we’d like to congratulate filmmaker Grace Lee, who is one of the producers of PBS’ MAKERS series. The MAKERS series received a nomination for Outstanding Historical Programming – Long-form.

The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards will be presented on Monday, September 28th, 2015, at a ceremony at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic), located at Lincoln Center on Broadway on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. The event will be attended by more than 1,400 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists.