New York, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2014
“BDC: the Price of Peace” received the best documentary nomination for the 57th annual New York Emmy® Awards.
Based on the book “Back Door Channels” written by Leon H. Charney, the documentary reveals the negotiations leading up to one of the greatest historical achievement: the 1979 Camp David Peace Accord and Treaty between Egypt and Israel.
“This documentary is an important reminder that peace can be achieved not through guns and bombs but through the lost art of diplomacy and the necessary secrecy involved,” said Charney, who played a consequential role as a backdoor channel and advisor to President Jimmy Carter throughout the Middle East peace process. “I salute Scarlett Johansson for standing up for the peace in Israel. It’s critical for us to share this documentary with the younger generation. A greater knowledge of the past is imperative for a better understanding of what tomorrow might bring.”
“Our team felt extremely passionate to make this documentary. And for it to be recognized by New York Emmy® Awards, it’s not only a great validation for us, but also a tribute to world peace,” said Matthew Tollin, Executive Producer of the documentary.
The documentary was screened at film festivals around the world before it was aired on TV. Variety called it “riveting” and “enthralling”. The documentary features a powerhouse cast including Menachem Begin, Anwar El-Sadat, President Jimmy Carter, Leon Charney and Wolf Blitzer among others.
The New York Emmy® Awards to be presented Sunday, March 30, at the Marriott Marquis Time Square.