The Documentary Series 'A Moment in Mexico' Nabs an Emmy Nomination

Children of the Narco Zone  by Everardo González

Children of the Narco Zone by Everardo González

The New York Times Op-Docs documentary series ‘A Moment in Mexico,’ comprised of six Mexican non-fiction shorts, was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle and Culture in the 40th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

‘A Moment in Mexico’ features the documentary films Ciudad herida / Ruptured City by Santiago Arau Pontones and Diego Rabasa, chronicling the 2017 central Mexico earthquake; Niños en la narcozona / Children of the Narco Zone by Everardo González, following a school teacher and a former gang member; Un prisionero en la familia / A Prisoner in the Family by Indra Villaseñor Amador, about a woman desperate enough to lock up her own child.

The series also features El buzo / The Diver by Esteban Arrangoiz, portraying Mexico’s happiest sewer denizen; La palabra justa / Justice in Translation by Sergio Blanco, on the language gap in the Mexican justice system for indigenous people accused of a crime; and Unsilenced by Betzabé García, on an activist murdered on-air while hosting his radio show. The six documentary short films are available for streaming here.

Additionally, Peter Bratt’s documentary film Dolores, the biographical film on the trailblazing activist Dolores Huerta, was nominated for an EMMY in the Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary category.

The winners of the 40th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will be announced at a ceremony on September 24 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City.