West Street Brings Home the Telly
Honors for the story of a fighter for freedom.
West Street Productions has won a Telly award for a biography piece that tells the story of Aung San Suu Kyi, a champion for human rights and democracy in Burma. The video was produced for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Washington, DC, and was featured at the Museum’s annual Elie Wiesel awards.
Despite great personal risk, Aung San Suu Kyi has fought for freedom and justice in her country for more than two decades. She became an international symbol in the ongoing fight against tyranny, spending most of her time under house arrest.
“It’s a great honor to have produced this piece that tells such a compelling story,” said Dan Cohen of West Street Productions. “She risked her life for decades, and today Burma has made great progress toward democracy.”
“Our video projects take us around the world,” Cohen said, “we work with people from all walks of life, all of our projects are unique and special, but this story is emotionally overwhelming.”
The video included interviews with Elie Wiesel, and former First Lady Laura Bush, who became a champion of Aung San Suu Kyi during her years in the White House. The Elie Wiesel award is given to internationally known individuals whose actions advance the Museum’s vision of a world where people confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.
This is Telly number eight for West Street. The company produces a wide variety of projects, with clients ranging from climate change researchers who walk the Arctic ice, to educators, to the nation’s first responders. West Street also produces documentary film.
The Telly Award is a top production award for television, film and corporate video production.