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“Who Killed Chea Vichea?”: Peabody Award Winner!

Friday, April 6th, 2012 by

Loud Mouth Films announced that Who Killed Chea Vichea? has received a George Foster Peabody Award! The Peabody is the most prestigious electronic media award in the world, recognizing “excellence, distinguished achievement, and meritorious public service.” There are no categories and no fixed number of awards.

This year, 38 winners were chosen by the Peabody board as “the best in electronic media for the year 2011.” Other winners this year include CNN, the BBC, Al Jazeera and Stephen Colbert.


From the Peabody site:

This investigative documentary, produced on a shoestring budget, covers the 2004 assassination of a Cambodian trade union leader and exposes corruption in one of the world’s top exporters of low-cost clothing.

And from their press release:

Who Killed Chea Vichea? “didn’t let a limited budget or official resistance derail its investigation of the murder of a top labor leader in Cambodia, a major producer of low-cost clothing.”

We are frankly overwhelmed by this recognition of the years of hard work that we put into this, and by the recognition of the invaluable help from so many others and the risks taken by by so many people in Cambodia, where the film is still officially banned.

If you haven’t yet seen Who Killed Chea Vichea? you can see it here, and own it here!

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