POV: The Apology wins Peabody award

The National Film Board feature is among eight documentaries to receive this year's honour.

Tiffany Hsiung’s POV: The Apology has won a Peabody award.

The documentary, produced by Icarus Films and the National Film Board (NFB), is among eight documentaries selected for the honour. Hsiung, who wrote and directed the film, took to Twitter to celebrate the win and thank the NFB for their support.

The film tells the story of three grandmothers who were sold as sex slaves, known as “comfort women,” in their youth to the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. They share their firsthand account of the what happened and some look for a formal apology from the Japanese government.

POV: The Apology had its world premiere at Hot Docs in 2016.

Another Canadian production, Mercury Filmworks’ animated series Hilda, is currently nominated for a Peabody award, which will be announced under the entertainment, children’s and youth categories on April 18. Winners in the news, radio, web and public service programming will be announced April 23. All recipients will be honoured at the 78th Peabody Awards ceremony on May 18 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.