Thursday 03 Nov 2011- A documentary about the lives of two disabled children in Japan has won the 2011 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for broadcasting.
Iori and Ibuki - Why We Were Born by Shizuoka Telecasting of Japan was named the winner of the award on 2 November in Hong Kong during the CASBAA Convention.
The Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award, created by CASBAA, ABU and UNICEF in 2001, is given annually to the best television programme produced in the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on children's rights.
Mariko Hashimoto, the producer of Iori and Ibuki - Why We Were Born, spent 11 years of filming and interviewing Iori and her family. Iori and her younger brother were each born with disabilities. Their story is a compelling tale of resilience and optimism.