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“Go Back,” “5 Broken Cameras” win Int’l Emmys

SBS Australia's social experiment series Go Back to Where You Came From (pictured) and Israel/Palestine doc 5 Broken Cameras were among the non-fiction winners at the 41st International Emmys.
November 26, 2013

SBS’s social experiment series Go Back to Where You Came From (pictured) and Israel/Palestine doc 5 Broken Cameras were among the non-fiction winners at the 41st International Emmys.

The second season of Cordell Jigsaw Productions’ Go Back to Where You Came From picked up the Emmy for non-scripted entertainment, while Emad Burnet and Guy Davidi’s 5 Broken Cameras won the documentary Emmy.

The SBS series sees six Australians undertaking the journeys taken by refugees en route to Australia. While the first season featured random Australians taking part in the experiment, the second featured high-profile Australians.

5 Broken Cameras, meanwhile, presents a firsthand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements. The doc was nominated for an Academy Award at this year’s Oscars.

Elsewhere, the Emmy for arts programming was tied, with the award given to two titles.

Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, a documentary focusing on the Queen singer and his projects outside of the band, shared the prize with Hello?! Orchestra, a South Korean title which sees violinist Richard Yongjae O’Neill attempting to unite 24 children from multicultural families using the power of music.

In all, two special awards and 10 Emmy statues were handed out last night (November 25) at a gala in New York.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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