The story of a championship high school chess club in Brooklyn, a documentary that juxtaposes a group of young women vying for the title Ms. India with another group serving in an Indian military camp and a film that follows up on a group of British subjects who have been interviewed every seven years since age seven, were among POV (Point of View) films that received nominations for this year's Emmy award competition.
"We're thrilled to see such a wide range of subjects represented by these nominations," Simon Kilmurry, POV executive producer said. "For both established filmmakers and newcomers, POV is the destination for documentaries that explore contemporary social issues with extraordinary stories of people taking risks and effecting change."
In addition to Brooklyn Castle, The World Before Her and 56 Up, POV, the public television home for independent documentary films, received a nominations for Herman's House, a film that tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a New York artist and a former civil rights activist who has spent more than thirty years in solitary confinement for a murder he says he didn't commit.
Two other POV films to receive Emmy nominations include, Reportero, the story of an independent newspaper on the border between California and Mexico and the sometimes deadly efforts of its reporters to produce stories on drug cartels and corruption in the Mexican government and Special Flight, the story of undocumented foreigners awaiting asylum at the Frambois detention center in Geneva, Switzerland.
Emmy award winners will be announced on Sept. 30th. The full list of nominees is available on NATAS website.