Beauty of Their Dreams, a film scheduled for viewing at Women of the ELCA’s Tenth Triennial Gathering, took an Emmy Award May 8 at the 60th Annual National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Awards in New York City.
The triennial gathering is July 13-16 in Minneapolis, Minn., at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Gathering registrants can view the film Friday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the main auditorium.
The film’s message is that girls plus education equals increased economic growth, improved well-being of women and extended life span, according to a Diva Communications news release.
“This was a very important story for me to tell since education has been a transformative aspect in my life. And now that the U.S. government has ceased operations of key girls’ education initiatives, we need all faiths–all hands on deck–so we don’t trample on the future of girls worldwide,” said Debra Gonsher Vinik, Diva’s founder and the film’s writer-producer, after accepting the honor.
Following the film at the triennial gathering, Gonsher Vinik will lead a discussion about the importance of education for girls.
This is the fifth Emmy for Diva Communications, a New York-based programming and production company specializing in social justice documentaries and new media projects from a faith-based perspective.
Major funding for Beauty of Their Dreams was provided by Women of the ELCA, Odyssey Networks and Knights of Columbus.
To register for one day or the entire triennial gathering, visit welcatg.org.