78th Peabody Awards Announces Documentary Winners, Including Hulu’s ‘Minding the Gap’

Published on Apr 16, 2019

The 78th Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced the eight documentary winners included in the Peabody 30 on April 16, including Hulu’s Academy Award-nominated skateboarding film “Minding the Gap.”

Other documentaries among the honorees include profiles of labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, African-American playwright and writer Lorraine Hansberry, the Middle East’s first female Sharia law judge, Kholoud Faqih, and the lives of three surviving “comfort women” of World War II. Other topics addressed by the documentaries include the challenges of raising children with mental illness, the failures of Facebook in an increasingly fraught political landscape, and the cultural legacy of jazz musicians around the world.

In addition to the documentaries, the board named Kartemquin Films winner of an Institutional Award for its commitment to documentary film-making for more than 50 years. A Chicago-based non-profit organization, Kartemquin describes itself as a “collaborative community that empowers documentary makers who create

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Author: Libby Hill