ABS-CBN made history when it won the Philippines’ first Gold Dolphin award at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in France for the documentary “‘Di Ka Pasisiil” on the Marawi siege.
The documentary produced by ABS-CBN News’ DocuCentral describes the realities of the months-long urban war in Marawi, Lanao del Sur and the experiences of both civilians and journalists in the conflict that ravaged their city. It won Best Documentary under the Current Affairs, Human Concerns, and Social Issues category at the ninth edition of one of the most prestigious award-giving bodies in the industry.
The award was received by Jeff Canoy and Chiara Zambrano, who covered the conflict in Mindanao in 2017. According to them, the win is a testament to the skill, passion and creativity of all Filipino journalists across various newsrooms.
They also dedicated the win to the people of Marawi.
The Cannes win marks the third international award for “‘Di Ka Pasisiil,” which also won a gold medal at the New York Festivals in the category Continuing News Coverage last April, and the Certificate of Creative Excellence at the 2018 US International Film & Video Festival Awards. Locally, it won the Best Documentary Special award at the Gawad Tanglaw and the Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards. (Story/Photos by: Kane Choa)