IRI’s “Dream for Nigeria” documentary has won national recognition at the 2011 Pollie Awards and the 32nd Annual Telly Awards. The documentary, produced by McNally Temple Associates, Inc., highlights the challenges and achievements of seven female members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, and the role they play in their country’s political, social and economic development.
At the 2011 Pollie Awards, sponsored by the American Association of Political Consultants, “Dreams for Nigeria” swept the Citizens Activism category in the International – Public Affairs Division winning a Silver Pollie for the full video, a Bronze for the video trailer and an honorable mention for the booklet that accompanied the video.
At the 32nd Annual Telly Awards, “Dreams for Nigeria” was awarded a bronze Telly for documentary in the Programs, Segments or Promotional Pieces category. The trailer received a silver Telly for documentary in the same category.
IRI, in partnership with the Nigeria’s House of Representatives Committee on Millennium Development Goals, premiered the documentary in Nigeria in January. The documentary follows the legislators as they meet with constituents and discuss their goals for the future of Nigeria. Highlighting education and better access to healthcare as necessary tasks, these women hope to be models to Nigeria’s youth and present a diverse and unified Nigeria where everyday dreams are attainable.
“Dreams for Nigeria” is a part of IRI’s work in Nigeria which focuses on increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in the political process, specifically women.Top