NHK’s documentary "Back from the Brink: Inside the Chilean Mine Disaster" has won this year’s International Emmy Award for current affairs. The announcement was made at the 32nd News and Documentary Emmy Awards Gala in New York on Monday.
The Chilean mine disaster trapped 33 miners 700 meters underground in August 2010. The family of one of the miners asked NHK to send a video camera into the mine, resulting in exclusive footage showing the severity of the ordeal. How did the men survive 70 days underground? How did the effort to rescue them proceed above ground?
Broadcast just 10 days after the miners were rescued, the 49-minute program also uses detailed interviews with the miners and those involved with their rescue to portray the miraculous return from the brink of death.© Japan Today