Thai documentary “Hope Frozen: A Quest To Live Twice” wins Emmy Award

A documentary movie about a story of a Thai family who cryogenically preserved their deceased two yr outdated daughter within the hopes of bringing her again to life, received “best documentary” on the 49th International Emmy Award in New York on Monday.
Pailin Wedel, a Bangkok-based Thai-American photojournalist, movie director and founder of 2050 Productions, has directed the 79 minutes video “Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice” over the course of 5 years, where she wrote and produced. The documentary focuses on Einz, the world’s youngest particular person to bear cryo-preservation.
“We won. I’m in shock!” , she wrote on twitter, mentioning the International Emmy Awards.



 
It is the first time a Thai program has acquired an Emmy, and it was one of eleven international prizes offered to work from eight totally different nations.
International Academy President Bruce Paisner says “we are ecstatic to have the power to bring the whole world tv neighborhood collectively in person in New York to honor one of the best television in the world.”
“The winners tonight demonstrate once once more the common power of great tales and performances, as evidenced by their diversity and geographic spread”.
Pailin had beforehand served as a vice chairman at Foreign Correspondent Club Thailand, and her sister Jinda has also served on the board. Paul Wedel, their father, is a former UPI bureau chief in Bangkok and an FCCT past president and honorary life member. Yuangrat, their mom, is a renowned academic who has collaborated with Paul on numerous books, the most recent of which being “Beads on a String – A Novel of Southern Siam”.
Unheard of Frozen is now streaming on Netflix and it acquired the primary main award for finest international documentary at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in 2019.

Source: Foreign Correspondent Club

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