Kate Blewett

Kate Blewett’s unique brand of TV documentary making first came to the attention of the world with The Dying Rooms, which exposed the plight of children abandoned in state orphanages in China. The Dying Rooms went on to be broadcasted in 26 countries, created a media storm, won 12 international TV awards, and led to the founding of the charity COCOA (Care Of China’s Orphaned and Abandoned).It remains the model for the Bongo Films approach.

Kate’s awards as a Producer-Director include:

THE DYING ROOMS/RETURN TO THE DYING ROOMS
Winner of the Prix Italia
Peabody Award
US Emmy for outstanding achievement
Royal Television Society Award
The Indie Award
The Canadian International TV Festival Award
Broadcasting Press Guild Award
Monte Carlo UNESCO Special Jury Award
Communicators Of The Year Award
American Cable ACE Award
American Maggie Award
Nominated for 2 BAFTAs

INNOCENTS LOST
US Emmy
Robert F Kennedy International ward

SLAVERY- A GLOBAL INVESTIGATION
2 US Emmys
Peabody Award
North-South Media Award

KIDS BEHIND BARS
US Emmy
Amnesty International Media Award – Best Documentary

CHINA’S STOLEN CHILDREN
BAFTA for Best Current Affairs Programme
Royal Television Society Best Current Affairs
Broadcast Award Best Documentary
Britdocs Audience Award

BULGARIA’S ABANDONED CHILDREN
Special Prize Biarritz Film Festival – Young Europeans Jury
Nominated for Royal Television Society Educational Primetime Progamme

UNDERCOVER IN TIBET
Royal Television Society Award Best International Affairs Award
Broadcast Award Best Documentary
Tibet Film Festival Best Film
Nominee Tri-Continental Film Festival
Nominee Rory Peck Trust Awards
Royal television society award best international current affairs programme

MUM LOVES DRUGS, NOT ME
Nominated for BAFTA Best Current Affairs

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