TFC Balitang America’s “Lost and Found” gets Emmy nomination

  • A Balitang America’s documentary got an Emmy nod
  • Lost & Found is about the story of two children abandoned in the Philippines
  • The Emmy Gala returns to the SFJAZZ Center on June 8
Image capture from YouTube video by TFC Balitang America

A documentary entitled “Lost & Found” which presents the journey of two children abandoned in the Philippines recently got a nomination in the Human Interest – Program/Special category of the 48th Annual Northern California Area Emmy Award nomination.

The two children in the documentary will, thereafter, find new homes, hope, and warmth in a snow-covered community in Bozeman, Monata.

The children will create new lives with their adopted families as they face the challenges of adjusting to the culture, climate and complexities of the country they now call home.

According to Inquirer, the Lost & Found was an original documentary of The Filipino Channel Balitang America. This is the third Emmy nomination of the BA Original Documentaries.

“Ultimately the endgame is always to tell a good story, but to get recognized like this is another blessing on top of blessings,” BA correspondent and the documentary’s writer and producer Steve Angeles said.

Image capture from YouTube video by TFC Balitang America

Executive Producer Troy Espera meanwhile said the piece was a labor of love for everyone involved; adding that the recognition was an honor.

Espera noted that  “Lost & Found “offers a unique perspective on the immigrant experience.

While the search for a better life in a new country is certainly part of their narrative, the added layer is that these orphans were also searching for family, home, and ultimately belonging as they navigated their new homes.”

Director and Cinematographer Jeremiah Ysip said, “Sometimes you don’t have to be blood to be family. Love is universal.”

The EMMY award is presented for outstanding achievement in television by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

The Emmy Gala returns to the SFJAZZ Center on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

The documentary premiered in the TFC in March 2018 and is currently available to watch on TFC.tv.