Documentary on gay rights, ‘The Day It Snowed In Miami,’ wins Aurora Award

08/31/2014 1:52 PM

08/31/2014 1:54 PM

The Day It Snowed In Miami, a documentary showcasing South Florida’s role in the gay rights movement, has won a 2014 Aurora Award.

The documentary, by director Joe Cardona in association with the Miami Herald Media Company, was recognized for “great technical execution, good variety of material sources, clear, in-depth interviews.”

The Day It Snowed In Miami which has been broadcast nationally on PBS and screened at South Florida theaters, covers the political battle lines in Miami in 1977 when gays sought approval of a then controversial human rights law. Singer and orange juice pitchwoman Anita Bryant led the opposition.

The Aurora Awards recognize excellence in film and video in international competitions

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