HBO Romania Documentary Wins Emmy Award

The documentary "The World According to Ion B.," produced by HBO Romania and directed by Alexander Nanau, won the "Arts Programming" award of the 2010 International Emmys, Nanau told MEDIAFAX.

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HBO Romania Documentary Wins Emmy Award

The winners were announced during a ceremony which took place in New York on Monday.

The film tells the story of Ion Barladeanu, who, after living on the streets of Bucharest for almost 20 years, became a world-renown artist. His collages, depicting life in communist Romania, were displayed in 2009 in London, next to works by Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp, and in 2010 at a prestigious gallery in Paris.

"The World According to Ion B." was produced by HBO Romania and Alexander Nanau Production, in collaboration with Avro-Netherlands, YLE Teema and SVT Sweden. It had its exclusive premiere on December 17, 2009, on HBO Romania.

The other nominees in the International Emmys "Arts Programming" category were: "All My Life: Cazuza" (TV Globo, Brazil), "Imagine... David Hockney: A Bigger Picture" (BBC/ Coluga Pictures, UK) and "Personas Inside Out" (TV Asahi, Japan).

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