The project was nominated in the Reportage Medium category, which pertains to works of 27-minute maximum length with an original story focused on the analysis of contemporary social phenomena.
The series "After the War" made by teleSUR and the independent production company Muzungu has been chosen as one of the three finalists, among 300 candidates, for the 2019 DIG awards in Italy.
The project was nominated in the Reportage Medium category, which pertains to works of 27-minute maximum length with an original story focused on the analysis of contemporary social phenomena. “We are very excited,” Muzungu tweeted on Tuesday.
"After the War" is a documentary series that shows the “open wounds of the countries where the United States has intervened militarily”. Field reporters are in charge of transmitting images and testimonies of the real protagonists, those civilians who suffer the consequences of violence in places such as Afghanistan, Cuba, Palestine, and Vietnam.
The nominees will be presented during the DIG Festival held from May 30 to June 2 in the coastal city of Riccione. In its 5th edition, the festival will bring back its signature formula of premieres, screenings, talks, workshops, interactive exhibitions, and networking activities.
Also for this edition, the organizing committee has announced that its 2019 jury President will be international bestseller author and journalist Naomi Klein. Accompanying her this year will also be documentary filmmaker and journalist Avi Lewis; the Head of Documentaries at The Guardian Charlie Phillips; and journalist and author Jeremy Scahill, among others.
DIG (Documentary Journalism Inquiries in Italian) was founded in 1995. Yet since 2014, it aims to reward journalistic excellence and encourage the work of reporters who use video in investigating current affairs topics having social, financial, environmental and political importance.