RFE/RL’s video documentary “Desperate Honeymoon” won the Bronze World Medal for Current Affairs programs at the 2016 New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards.
The documentary follows a newlywed Syrian couple as they flee their war-torn country and make the fraught journey to Europe in pursuit of a new life. It personalizes a story often told in terms of numbers and statistics, portraying the individual choices made by two migrants in their own words.
The Current Affairs category falls under the larger heading of Documentary/Information program categories which apply to entries that explore a specific topic or point of view in-depth or that deal with issues of interest and importance and may be either individual programs or series.
“Desperate Honeymoon” also won a Silver medal as a magazine program in the same year.
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Contact Joanna Levison
Director of Media and Public Affairs, Prague
Contact Martins Zvaners
Deputy Director of Media and Public Affairs, Washington, DC