Winner 1992

Threads of Hope

Canamedia Productions, TV Ontario

This year we celebrate freedom of expression and the role of free media in democracy. That theme is vividly and compellingly brought to life in this moving documentary. For 20 years, the sisters, mothers and wives of those who disappeared during the brutal military dictatorship in Chile have sewn their grief and ultimately their hope for the future into vibrant applique tapestries. The bright, hopeful colors mix with the disturbing subject matter of these tapestries, known as “Arpilleras,” to simultaneously document the tragedy which befell Chile’s sons and the optimism of these women for a better future. For vividly illustrating the power of the media, and the role of the arts in overcoming oppression, a Peabody Award to Thread of Hope.