Sunday, May 17, 2009

..and the EMMY goes to: BOLINAO 52!


BOLINAO 52 "swept' the Emmys on Saturday evening 5/16/09 winning:

1) Outstanding Achievement in Documentary to Duc Nguyen

2) Outstanding Music Composition to Mark Izu

In his acceptance speech, Duc dedicated the award to his mentor and the "Mother Asian American Film" Loni Ding, Prof. of Ethnic Studies @ UC-Berkeley, who is recovery from a severe stroke, since last we saw her at our home for POTLUCK & A DOC, in April. (Please send healing love to Loni for her speedy and full recovery!)

We also dedicate this award to the 2.0 million Vietnamese Boat People around the world who remind us of the 'high price' of freedom'.

Last but NOT LEAST, you have a few more opportunities to catch the B52 on PBS stations during ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH of May:


TUE 05/19/2009 2:30 AM


TUE 5/19/09 @ 3am and 2pm

Corpus Christi TX- KEDT

WED  05/20/2009 11:00 PM

New York NY- WLIW

FRI 05/22/2009 12:00 AM and MON 05/25/09 4:00 AM


SAT 5/30/09 11pm AND SUN 5.31.09 5am

Finally, Cheers and gratitude to the B52 Team whose love and faith brought VOICE & VISIBILITY to Vietnamese Boat People last night and for generations to come!


Duc & Mai-Phuong

1 comment:

XPO 125 said...

Kudos on the documentary. As a Filipino American, I not only felt for people whose stories you told, but, juxtaposed against the Naval ship that had abandoned the boat, I also felt pride that people in my home country did their part to help others reclaim their lives. I went to junior high and high school with a Vietnamese American named Mindoro, which is an island in the Philippines. This documentary provided some context into the stories he has shared with me.