RFE/RL’s video documentary “Desperate Honeymoon” won the Silver World Medal at the New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards in the Magazine Format/Information Program category.
The Magazine Format is a subsection of the Documentary/Information Program categories all of which apply to submissions which 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” 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 documentary also won a Bronze medal in a second category in the same year’s competition.
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