The Miami Herald Media Co. won its first Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Saturday for Nou Bouke [We’re Tired], a documentary about Haiti after the earthquake of January 12, 2010. Associate producer and the Herald’s Haiti correspondent Jacqueline Charles was recognized for her award-winning journalistic work in April 2011 [see previous post Top Journalism Honor for Miami Herald Reporter Jacqueline Charles].
Nou Bouke was directed by Joe Cardona and narrated by Haitian author Edwidge Danticat; Jacqueline Charles was associate producer and Jose Iglesias was director of photography. The film aired nationally on PBS. The film was a project of The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald in association with WPBT2, a local PBS station.
According to defend.ht, Nancy San Martin, the film’s executive producer and The Miami Herald’s interactive editor stresses the importance of continued attention to Haiti’s present conditions stating that, “With the second anniversary of that catastrophic earthquake approaching, we hope this award will serve to bring attention to the many needs still facing that nation. Haiti remains far from recovery.” Miami filmmaker Cardona adds that, “The earthquake was an important piece of history to document for Haiti as well as South Florida’s Haitian community.”
For original article (and documentary), see http://www.defend.ht/news/articles/media/2142-miami-herald-wins-first-emmy-for-haiti-documentary?fb_comment_id=fbc_10150510401475873_20791622_10150511358400873#f342e93ffcd27a6