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Peabody Presents: Best in Documentary | A Discussion with this Year’s Best Filmmakers


The Peabody Awards and PBS present a roundtable special featuring the filmmakers of this year’s 10 Peabody documentary winners. The program celebrates the films with discussions around the social issues they address. Tabitha Jackson, director of the Sundance Film Festival, moderates the panels that examine a variety of topics including African American Justice and Dignity, Authoritarianism and Threats to Democracy, Families in Global Conflict Zones, and Scientific Frontiers.

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Panels include:

“Surviving R. Kelly” (Lifetime) – dream hampton
“True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality” (HBO) – Trey Ellis
INDEPENDENT LENS “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (PBS) – RaMell Ross

POV “The Silence of Others” (PBS) – Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar
“The Edge of Democracy” (Netflix) – Petra Costa

FRONTLINE “For Sama” (PBS) – Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
POV “Midnight Traveler” (PBS) – Hassan Fazili (Translator: Zahir Rashid)
POV “The Distant Barking of Dogs” (PBS) – Simon Lereng Wilmont

“Apollo 11” (CNN) – Todd Douglas Miller
POV “Inventing Tomorrow” (PBS) – Laura Nix

The Peabody Awards honor the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media. Each year, Peabody Awards are bestowed upon a curated collection of 30 stories that address society’s most important issues—known as the Peabody 30. These stories, from entertainment to documentary to news programming, shape our thinking and understanding of the world in which we live.

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