The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award

Left to right: Marcel Mettelsiefen, Dan Edge, Andrew Metz and Raney Aronson.

Best international reporting in the broadcast media showing a concern for the human condition

AWARD DATE: 2016

AWARD NAME: 16 The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award

AWARD RECIPIENT: Marcel Mettelsiefen, Dan Edge, Andrew Metz and Raney Aronson

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: PBS Frontline

AWARD HONORED WORK: “Children of Syria”

This was a captivating piece of documentary-making. While there have been many stories on the Syrian refugee crisis, PBS produced a lovely, layered story of tragedy and hope that added context to the migrant story. The team perfectly captured the emotion of a family dealing with war and its effects. The focus switched from person to person seamlessly, building rich pictures of each family member. When the family arrives in Germany, each member is seen coping in different ways with their new lives. The eldest daughter makes German friends, shedding her hijab for lipstick and for the first time in her life feeling free. Her mother, however, seems adrift without her husband of 21 years, lonely and confused in a strange country. The cinematography was first rate.

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Citation Recipient: James Blumeil, Dan Edge, Andrew Metz and Raney Aronson
Affiliation: PBS Frontline
Honored Work: “Exodus”

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