“Peace Queen” a documentary produced in Tacoma in 2019, was awarded two Telly Awards today in New York City. The “Peace Queen” was awarded a Silver Award for Social Impact and another Silver Award for Motivational television.
The “Peace Queen” documentary highlighted story of Melannie Denise Cunningham, who was awarded the 2018 Greater Tacoma Peace Prize and rebranded herself, the Peace Queen. She was chosen as the Peace Laureate in 2018 for her life-long work toward racial reconciliation. As a result of this honor, Melannie was awarded a seat at the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway. A video crew followed her journey to Norway and highlighted the discoveries she made along the way about the meaning of peace is and how it can be fostered.
The documentary was produced by Peace Works United and McKenna/Gottlieb Producers, Inc.
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Congratulations to the Peace Queen.