Peabody Awards Honors Documentary Films on Dolores Huerta, Lorraine Hansberry

By Tiarra Mukherjee Apr 17, 2019

The Peabody Awards announced eight winners in the documentary category yesterday (April 16) for projects released in 2018. Among the honorees:

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart,” which the award program describes as: “A tribute to Lorraine Hansberry’s life and career as an essayist, journalist and playwright, and fearless advocate for social justice, the film mines her rich archive of writing, diaries, letters and personal effects, resulting in an intimate and powerful portrait of an innovative artist and radical activist.”

Independent Lens: DOLORES,” which the program calls, “an exhilarating portrait of activist and community organizer Dolores Huerta that serves as a timely reminder of the power of collective action in service of social justice.”

Other documentary winners include “Minding the Gap”—an Academy Award-nominated film that follows three young friends who escape abuse and cultural oppression via skateboarding—and Kartemquin Films, the production company behind it. See for the full list of honorees.