A drawing of a young boy with an oversized head, a character from BLA BLA, an interactive website produced by Vincent Morisset in 2011.

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NFB'S Mighty Jerome wins Northwest Regional Emmy Award

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Vancouver, June 4, 2012 – The triumphant true story of one of Canada's—and the world's—greatest track athletes, Charles Officer's National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentary Mighty Jerome has won the 2012 Northwest Regional Emmy Award for best historical documentary, announced June 2.

The feature-length documentary chronicles the rise, fall and redemption of Vancouver's Harry Jerome, track and field star and one of Canada's greatest athletes. Mighty Jerome was produced in Vancouver for the NFB by Selwyn Jacob.

Jerome's life and career were riddled with both triumph and tribulation, but he ultimately proved himself a champion both on and off the track. Featuring interviews with Jerome's family, Canadian Olympic athletes Doug Clement and Bruce Kidd, and journalist Alan Fotheringham, the film tells the story of what Jerome's coach, the legendary Bill Bowerman, called “the greatest comeback in track and field history.”

Mighty Jerome is now available in Canada on DVD and as a digital download. The award-winning film is available in stores, online at nfb.ca/store and by phone at 1-800-267-7710―or you can download it at nfb.ca/digital-boutique.

The National Film Board of Canada creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB's award-winning content can be seen at NFB.ca and on apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV. Canada's public producer and distributor since 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 6 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.


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Jennifer Mair, NFB Publicist
T.: 416-954-2045
C.: 416-436-0105
E-mail: j.mair@nfb.ca

Lily Robert, Director, Corporate Communications, NFB
T: 514-283-3838
C: 514-296-8261
E-mail: l.robert@nfb.ca