Photo: Chilean kid's show "Con que sueñas," won an Emmy Award
The Chilean television program “Con que sueñas,” broadcast by the TVN network, won an Emmy Award for best children’s program.
“We feel very honored to have gotten here,” Paula Gomez, the director of the documentary series focusing on Chilean children, said, adding that “it’s been six years since a Chilean program was nominated” for an International Emmy Award.
The honors were presented Monday night in New York at a gala hosted by actor Jason Prestley.
Gomez said that her aim was to show “the variety” of Chilean children ages 7 to 13, who have “very different lives, given that some live on the altiplano, some have to walk two hours to get to school and others are urban children.”
The Chilean series competed with the German show “Allein gegen die Zeit,” Australia’s “Dance Academy” and Malaysia’s “Saladin.”
In the soap opera category, the Portuguese show “Lacos de Sangue” - a coproduction between S.I.C. and TV Globo Portugal - went home with the Emmy, beating out Argentine public television’s “Contra las Cuerdas,” TV Globo de Brasil’s “Destiny River” and “Precious Hearts Romances presents: Impostor,” produced in the Philippines.