ABU Prizes 2016: Vietnamese documentary wins Special Prize

13:39 | 26/10/2016 Society

The documentary film 'The Way to School', produced by Vietnam Television’s Centre for Educational Programme Production–VTV7, has won the Special Jury Prize at the 2016 ABU Prizes event, which is held annually by the Asia–Pacific Broadcasting Union.

ABU Prizes 2016: Vietnamese documentary wins Special Prize

The documentary film 'The Way to School'

The awards ceremony was held in Bali, Indonesia on October 24.

The Way to School is a six-episode series featuring the 28km journey to school made every day by Hang and Sua, two children in Sang Village, Hang Dong Commune, Bac Yen District, Son La Province, which takes over five hours.

The film not only captures the beautiful natural landscape in the Northern Mountainous Region, but also highlights the resilient spirit of ethnic minority children on their way to a brighter future. The programme previously won the gold medal at the 2015 National Radio Broadcasting Festival.

The ABU Prizes are presented annually, to improve the quality of radio and television programmes and to strengthen cultural and educational understanding between member countries in the union and region.

According to the ABU, this year’s ABU Prizes event received 270 entries, 55 of which found their way to the final round, which is pided into sections for radio and for television programmes.

The ABU was founded in 1964 to develop the broadcasting sector in the Asia–Pacific region and to increase cooperation through exchanges of information, programmes and technical and services consultancies. The ABU now has 281 members in 69 countries and territories./.


Source: NDO

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