GMA News TV’s award winning program Brigada brought home the One World award given by the U.S. International Film & Video Festival for its story titled "Gintong Krudo."
The awarding ceremony was held last October 2, 2014 at the International Quorum Of Motion Picture Producers in Reykjavik, Iceland. Reporter Micaela Papa who covered the story received the award on the team’s behalf.
“I hope that with this documentary, all of our efforts, not just in our country but also in the international community, will go towards ensuring that no child will ever have to miss out on an education to make a living,” Papa said as she accepted the award.
The One World award “was established more than 25 years ago by the International Quorum of Motion Pictures Producers (IQ) to honor a work that fosters international understanding,” according to the USIFVF website.
"Gintong Krudo" tells the story of 12-year old Bisaya, who goes out to sea every morning with two of his friends, 11-year old Christian and 13-year-old Ruben, to salvage crude oil dumped by ships. They seek out patches of oil spill on the water, dive in and collect the oil with a sponge, risking their health for the price of just a little over a dollar for a pail of oil.
Brigada, also a recipient of the USIFVF Gold Camera Award, is hosted by multi-awarded broadcast journalist Jessica Soho. Brigada airs every Tuesday, 8 pm, on GMA News TV.