“Educating Yorkshire,” “No Burqas” win Int’l Emmy Awards

Channel 4 docuseries Educating Yorkshire (pictured), about school life in an English town, was among the non-fiction programs to pick up an International Emmy Award on Monday night (November 24).
November 25, 2014

Channel 4 docuseries Educating Yorkshire (pictured) picked up an International Emmy Award during a gala ceremony in New York last night (November 24).

The Twofour-produced series won the award for best non-scripted entertainment program and was among 10 Emmy winners and two special award winners from eight countries. The show follows the students and faculty at Thornhill Community Academy, a school in West Yorkshire, England.

Elsewhere, Best documentary honors went to Nima Sarvestani’s No Burqas Behind Bars, a Swedish film about a group of inmates in an Afghan women’s prison.

Meanwhile, Damon Vignale’s Canadian documentary The Exhibition won the best arts programming award. The Jove Pictures-produced film follows an artist who creates a large-scale exhibition based on a Vancouver police poster of missing women, 26 of whom were found murdered on a serial killer’s farm.

The 42nd awards were organized by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. View the complete list of winners here.

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