19/11/2018 Chilean series “A Necessary Story” triumphs at the 2018 International Emmy Awards

“A Necessary Story”, a renowned production that narrates the stories of the victims of the dictatorship in Chile, won the category “Best Short Form Series” last night at the 2018 International Emmy Awards, the most important recognition for television in the world.

Hernán Caffiero, director and creator of the series, dedicated the award to the families of disappeared detainees in Chile and especially to Ana González, the historical human rights leader who passed away waiting for truth and justice over the death of her husband and the disappearance of two of her children and her pregnant daughter in law. Caffiero also alluded to the death of Camilo Catrillanca and the Mapuche community, who are currently mourning over the loss of said young man.

The triumph of “A Necessary Story” in New York is the culmination of the series’ successful run in European festivals, where it stood out for its production quality, with impeccable cinematography and period art direction, in addition to its interpretations by big national actors like Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Goic, Catalina Saavedra, and Luis Dubó, among many others.

The Emmy winner is a co-production between Tridi Films and Escuela de Cine de Chile, financed by the National Television Council (CNTV), which seeks to keep the memory alive for new generations. For this very reason, the series’ 16 episodes have been released on YouTube (click to watch).

Watch an exclusive interview with the series’ director, Hernán Caffiero, here:




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