Blue Chalk Wins An Emmy Award

"American Beat: Cops and Refugees Join Forces in Boise," created with Gail Ablow and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, won in the "Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Special" category at the Northwest Regional Emmy Awards.

The film weaves together two stories: the determination of a former Iraqi translator for the U.S. military to become a Boise police officer, and the efforts of the Boise Police Department and the City of Boise to support refugees and integrate them into the local community.

Since its release early last year, the doc has been aired on Idaho Public Television and on PBS. It was also screened at the Boise State University Special Events Center and at the Justice Film Festival in New York City.

This year’s Northwest Emmys took place at Seattle’s Fremont Studios where Blue Chalk was represented by creative director, Rob Finch, and producer Whitney Bradshaw.  

This award is Blue Chalk’s first-ever Emmy and its 16th honor this year.