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They Call Me Babu Nominated for an Emmy

The film, directed by Sandra Beerends, has been nominated for an International Emmy® Award in the Documentary category.

Nominations for the 2021 International Emmy® Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 44 Nominees across 11 categories and spanning a record number of 24 countries.

Winners will be announced at an in-person Ceremony in New York City, on Monday, November 22, 2021 at a location to be announced shortly.

All nominated program trailers and exclusive Nominee interviews will be featured online during the International Emmy® World Television Festival from November 12 to 22 on the International Emmy Academy’s website www.iemmys.tv

In They Call Me Babu Alima tells her story, which plays out against the backdrop of World War II and the struggle for indepence, over unique footage from various archives. 

The film has screened at numorous international film festivals, winning many awards, including recently a special mention at the Jakarta Independent Film Festival.

The documentary is produced by Pieter van Huystee Film & TV and NTR. Sales are handled by Films Transit.

Director: Sandra Beerends