Winner 1974

Sadat: Action Biography

ABC Television

World leaders have become a familiar sight on television but seldom does the medium provide that extra dimension which makes them interesting, alive and understandable. Such a program was ABC’s Sadat: Action Biography and because of those qualities it stood out among the other documentaries of the year 1974. This profile of the Egyptian President produced with the overall direction of Av Westin, was imaginatively filmed over a four month period in Egypt, Israel and Morocco, blending historical fact, comment and interviews—particularly those of ABC reporter Peter Jennings—to create a lively and timely portrait of an important Middle East leader.