(L to R) Carmen Vidal, Sarah Foudy, Jerry Carlson, Mario Rosales, Yolanda Pividal
Nueva York, CUNY TV’s Spanish language series about Latino life in New York City, took home two awards at the 55th annual ceremony of the New York Emmy Awards held April 1, 2012 at the Marriot Times Square/NYC. This year’s awards were for Best Magazine Program (Best of Season 6) and Environment Program/Special (Auralis).
This year’s awards were for Best Magazine Program Nueva York: Best of Season 6 (August 4, 2011) and Environment – Program/Special Nueva York: Auralis (April 7, 2011).
Led by Professor Jerry W Carlson, the Nueva York production team boasts six producer/editors who are graduates of the MFA program: Sarah Foudy, Yolanda Pividal, Wilson Reyes, Mario Rosales, Gisela Sanders-Alcantara, and Carmen Vidal. All bilingual, they hail from Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, and the USA. The entire team was honored for Best of Season 6. The episode summarizes the diversity of Latino experience in New York. Individual segments of the episode include: Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature; Auralis, an eco-fashion designer of Puerto Rican descent; Mexican singer Lila Downs; Albor Ruiz, Daily News columnist, who has covered the Dream Act movement; a short report on how the Latino community tries to encourage fair migratory reform; and writers from the Latino LGBT population who perform their work as part of the series Panic!
Producer/editor Sarah Foudy was individually honored in the category of Environment – Program/Special for her segment Nueva York: Auralis. The piece portrays Puerto Rican fashion designer Auralis who discovered, as she began her career, that fashion is one of the industries most responsible for environmental degradation. Foudy’s documentary chronicles how, from Sunset Park-Brooklyn, Auralis creates eco-friendly clothing inspired by the tropical environment of her native island.
Other editions of the Emmys have brought the series six previous awards. The show holds more trophies than any other production of CUNY TV. To read and learn more, visit: http://www.cuny.tv/show/nuevayork