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Film by Renee Tajima-Peña wins award

A film by Renee Tajima-Peña, associate professor of community studies, has won a CINE Golden Eagle Award in the people and places category of the Professional Telecast Non-Fiction Division. The award will be presented during the 46th annual awards ceremony on April 14.

Renee Tajima-Peña

Tajima-Peña's film, My Journey Home, debuted on PBS television last year. The two-hour documentary tells the stories of four Americans who travel to their ancestral homelands, featuring writer Faith Adiele, journalist Andrew Lam, and Tajima-Peña's husband and brother-in-law, Armando and Carlos Peña.

CINE's Golden Eagle Awards recognize excellence in documentary and other informational film and video production. Founded in 1957 to foster high-quality nontheatrical film and video projects, CINE is a Washington, D.C.-based consortium representing business, education, and government that is dedicated to the realistic depiction of American life and thought for a global audience. CINE offers development workshops for professionals and mentoring programs for students.

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