CBC's flagship documentary program Doc Zone has a lot to celebrate after earning one of the most prestigious awards in television. The CBC documentary Haiti's Orphans: One Year After The Earthquake received the International Emmy award in the current affairs category presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in New York City last night (Oct. 1). On hand to accept the award were the doc's executive producer Sue Dando and writer, director, producer Jacqueline Corkery; pictured below with their Emmy.
"This is wonderful news," said Kirstine Stewart, Executive Vice-President of English Services. "Haiti's Orphans is an exceptional documentary from the dynamic Canadian production team at CBC Documentary Programming, on an international disaster that continues to have tragic repercussions to this day. Congratulations to everyone involved in this program on this recognition of their outstanding work."
Broadcast first in the year after the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, the award-winning doc follows three (of the thousands) of children who were left orphaned and the loving adults in Canada and in Haiti who were willing to help them.
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