A lovely bit of news to share with you today. Day 6 is now officially an award-winner.
The Gabriel Awards have honoured us, and Day 6 producer Dominic Girard, with a Gabriel for our short feature documentary, "Very Precious Thing".
First broadcast on our October 23, 2010 program, the documentary tells the story of a young Canadian boy who was identified as a reincarnated lama and sent to live and learn with buddhist monks in India.
Such a collision of great joy and great sorrow hit Phuntsok Topgyal and his family a few years back. His son, according to Tibetan Buddhist faith, is the reincarnation of a high ranking, eminent lama that knew the extended family in India.
Phuntsok's son now lives in India, studying Tibetan Buddhism. They keep in regular contact with him, with phone calls and annual visits.
From the Gabriel Awards' website:
The single most important criterion of a Gabriel winning film or program is its ability to uplift and nourish the human spirit. A Gabriel-worthy film or program affirms the dignity of human persons; it recognizes and upholds universally-recognized human values such as community, creativity, tolerance, justice, compassion and the dedication to excellence.
Day 6 is naturally exceptionally thankful for the honour. And we hope you enjoyed the documentary the first time around. Here it is again: