Nominees for the 29th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were announced yesterday by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Congratulations to Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg and William Rexer II for their nomination — Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research – for their HBO Documentary Film The Trials of Darryl Hunt. (The film also received a nomination for outstanding achievement in music and sound.). Ricki was a speaker on the Rights / Camera / Action panel opening night of the 2008 ACLU Membership Conference in June and joined Darryl Hunt and his attorney Mark Rabil for a Q&A after a screening of the film at the conference.
Darryl and Mark participated in another powerful session at the Conference called Capital Punishment: Race, Faith, and the Courts. You can listen to their podcast from the conference. When the movie premiered on HBO in April of 2007, ACLU Racial Justice attorney Reggie Shuford spoke with Darryl and Mark about his case and the film. More information about the film and audio is available at www.aclu.org/racialjustice/gen/29464res20070423.html. The film can next be seen on HBO in August and September.