The student-directed “Four Families in Mafraq” documentary, which follows the stories of four Syrian refugee families living in Jordan, has been nominated for a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award.
The film has won eight other awards, including a gold Telly. Its most recent nomination is in the Documentary – Topical category of the 44th Annual Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards. Other nominees include television stations and professional production companies.
Student director Tim DeMoss ’20, epilogue director Sarah Roulette ’20 and their professor, Israel Balderas, shot the film while embedded with University students and faculty on two humanitarian relief trips. DeMoss now teaches photo and film to high school at The King’s Academy, a private Christian school in West Palm Beach, with fellow Palm Beach Atlantic alumnus Austin Parenti ’18.
Due to COVID-19, the awards will be announced at a virtual ceremony live-stream Dec. 12 on the regional chapter’s website.
The film’s other awards include:
Photo 1: Tim DeMoss reviews footage of the Syrian family whose daughters survived a missile blast to the kitchen.
Photo 2: Sarah Roulette films supplementary footage for the "Four Families" documentary on a trip to Jordan.