Heroin(e) wins Emmy for outstanding short documentary

Congratulations to director and GBF grantee, Elaine McMillion Sheldon!!

On Monday, Sheldon’s film, “Heroin(e),” won an Emmy Award for outstanding short documentary at the National News and Documentary Emmy Awards in New York, NY.

The film, directed by Elaine and produced by Kerrin Sheldon, is a story of three women battling the opioid epidemic in West Virginia, specifically in Huntington, a city with an overdose rate 10 times the national average.

The Netflix original documentary was co-produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and Requisite Media. It was part of CIR’s Glassbreaker Films initiative, funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation, which supported women in documentary filmmaking and investigative journalism. The film was nominated for an Academy Award earlier this year.

Heroin(e) was nominated alongside entries from PBS FRONTLINE, NBC and The New York Times, as well as a second Netflix submission, “Long Shot.”

“Heroin(e)” is available globally on Netflix.

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