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Exclusive: Raoul Peck’s “Exterminate All the Brutes” wins Peabody, as does “Mayor”

Raoul Peck’s documentary series Exterminate All the Brutes has been honored with a Peabody Award in the documentary category. The award was presented by filmmaker Stanley Nelson. The series, which utilizes animation ...
June 9, 2022

Raoul Peck’s documentary series Exterminate All the Brutes has been honored with a Peabody Award in the documentary category. The award was presented by filmmaker Stanley Nelson.

The series, which utilizes animation as well as scripted sequences alongside documentary footage and archival material, explores the brutality of European colonialism from America to Africa, as well as its impact on contemporary society.

Earlier this week, the docs High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America, Mr. SOUL!, In the Same Breath, My Name is Pauli MurrayA Thousand Cuts and Philly D.A. were also presented with Peabody Awards.

Below is a statement from the Peabodys about Exterminate All the Brutes, as well as a video of Nelson presenting the award:

“In our current moment of intense dispute and contestation, when the clash of narratives and history are reduced to disputes over truth and feelings, disinformation, and gaslighting, Raoul Peck’s documentary series is an uncompromising commitment to evidence, science, ethics, and morality. It asks viewers to consider the continuing impact of racial hierarchies, land seizure, and the plunder and profit of cultures throughout the world, placing important historical movements, narratives, and alliances on the global stage rather than leaving them merely as isolated national or local stories.”

Additionally, director David Osit‘s documentary Mayor was also honored with a Peabody Award. The film, from Rosewater Pictures and American Documentary, the non-profit behind PBS’ ‘POV’ doc strand.

See below for a video of Hasan Minhaj presenting Mayor with a Peabody Award, as well as a statement about the film.

“How do you run a city when you don’t have a country? The documentary Mayor answers this question by following Musa Hadid, the charismatic and compassionate mayor of Ramallah, as he goes about his daily duties running the Palestinian, West Bank city of 60,000 people. Deadpan municipal humor, quiet outrage, and civic duty in the face of staggering injustice drive this engaging film from director David Osit.”


Photo by Velvet Film/David Koskas, courtesy HBO

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