The 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards are here, and a project very near and dear to our hearts – Out of Iraq – was given a nod in the Outstanding Special Class category.
Whether they win or lose, a hearty congratulations to directors Chris McKim and Eve Orner, co-producers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, the entire production team, and of course the the star-crossed lovers themselves, Nayyef and Btoo.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the story of Out of Iraq:
Two enlisted men in Iraq, one an Iraqi solider, the other a translator are forced to flee when one becomes the target of an honor killing. Through thousands of miles, they fight to stay connected and to be reunited.
“To be gay in Iraq, it’s very dangerous,” Hrebid said.
“It’s losing your life. You get shame to the family. You lose your family, and you lose your friends, you lose everything almost. That is why there is other ways to be gay, just between you and maybe the other person.”
“They call us ’shameful’ but for us, it’s just who we are,” Hrebid said.
The nominees in the Outstanding Special Class category:
MTV Docs: Transformation
Out of Iraq
Bookaboo New Years Eve Special
The Wildlife Docs: Africa
The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration
We will let you know AS SOON AS THE WIN (or don’t) (but fingers crossed).
The 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards will be held this afternoon at the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Btw, you can watch the full documentary on LogoOnline