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VTV7's documentary won Unicef ​​Special Prize at the Japan Prize 2018

by Hồng Quân14 November 2018 Last updated at 12:00 PM

Sister production crew together with the winners of the official award
Sister production crew together with the winners of the official award

VTV.vn - The awards ceremony was held on Friday, November 9, 2018 in Tokyo. Vietnam is the only Asian country to receive official awards at the Japan Prize 2018.

Japan Prize is an international award for educational communication held annually in Japan. The award was established in 1965, with the aim of finding the best programs in education. The Festival's panel of judges is selected from the world's leading experts in the field.

Of this year 378 entries, three from Vietnam Television were sorted out to the final, including Sister, Khanh and 69731 = 69713. All three films were produced by the VTV7 Education Production Center.

Accordingly, Sister won the UNICEF Special Prize for Best Film in Sharing the Understanding of the Special Lives of Children in the World.  The documentary Sister tells the story of Pia, an eight year old girl of Ha Nhi ethnic minority. She was the eldest of the three children of the family. Her two brothers always cause Pia trouble and she dreams of having a sister. However, her mother gave birth to another brother which concerned Pia a lot on how to take care of them.

Producer Y Linh spoke at the awarding ceremony
Producer Y Linh spoke at the awarding ceremony

Sister is a film produced by under the project Baby on The Way initiated EBS, a South Korean broadcaster, featuring six episodes from six countries: Korea, Chile, Cambodia, Thailand, Italy and Vietnam. The movie was aired in VTV Special time frame, in March, 2017.

The Japan prize includes: 5 First Prizes in the categories of Preschool, Primary, Youth, Life Long, Creative frontier, 2 Special Prizes (Japan Foundation President prize and Unicef ​​prize) and a Grand Prix ​​for the best of the five categories.

Vietnam is the only Asian country to receive the official prizes at the Japan Prize 2018. Other winners include the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Denmark and France.

Producer Phan Y Linh and Director Nguyen Nhat Duy received this special award on behalf of the production team of VTV7.

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