‘Minding the Gap’ and 7 Other Documentaries Win Peabody Awards

Published on Apr 16, 2019

‘Minding the Gap’ and 7 Other Documentaries Win Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors revealed Tuesday eight winners in the Documentary category for programs released in 2018. The honorees, part of the annual Peabody 30, include profiles of unsung activists like Dolores Huerta, Lorraine Hansberry. Topics explored by the winning documentaries also include the “comfort women” of World War II; the challenges faced by parents of children living with mental health issues; the healing that skateboarding provides for three young men transitioning into adulthood; and the powerful, unregulated influence of social media on democracy.

The board also named Kartemquin Films winner of an Institutional Award for its commitment to unflinching documentary filmmaking and telling an American history rooted in social justice and the stories of the marginalized. Founded in 1966 in Chicago as a nonprofit collective, Kartemquin has served as a home for filmmakers to develop their craft and produce films that promote dialogue and democracy. Driven by the passionate belief

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Author: Umberto Gonzalez