Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Emmy goes to...

I am so behind the times. I just found out that "Mom's" documentary, The Memory Loss Tapes, won an Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking. Yeehaw!

Of course, it wasn't Mom's. She was only one of seven people profiled in the documentary. To me though, it will always be "Mom's documentary."

Congratulations HBO, and Shari and Nick!

13 comments:

Lily said...

Is there any way I can get to see the documentary over here in the UK?

Annie said...

Lily, it is available online at hbo.com/alzheimers. Click on Memory Loss Tapes, and you can watch it. Does that help?

rilera said...

Woo Hoo! I did hear that actually. I'm glad, they did an excellent job with it.

Diann said...

Dear Annie I am so glad to find you here. I am the lady that you did the spinning with at Mike and Lynette's. Your blogspot is very rich. I like your photography too. The heart wrenching details of your current journey will help many many people at different levels or seasons in their lives. I found you because I was doing a search on rug peg looms, remember:-)Keep up the great work here. My prayers go up for you.
Diann

~minta~ said...

fantastic!~ i kinda wish they were able to reward the participants in some way ....you know....pay it forward a bit ....

colleenmc said...

Isn't that great news, it was really well done on so many levels. I hope your mom is doing well. I hope you're building up some stories on your stock, love your pictures of them.

Laura said...

I watched your mom's documentary (which is what I've called it since you mentioned it the first time) just a few weeks ago, and was floored. No wonder it won an Emmy! I'm so thankful I had the opportunity to watch it.

Annie said...

Diann! Your comment makes me think you didn't get the e-mails I've sent. Check your spam folder, another one is coming your way!

Lies Spaink said...

Thank you for the link. I have been reading here for a long time, but I watched your mom's documentary just now. I am deeply moved. My mother died of AD, and I recognized so much.
Also: Lots of respect for the way you care for her. You are amazing.

Mimi Steffen said...
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Mimi Steffen said...

Annie,
I think you are the shining star of that whole documentary. I have commented to so many others on what a fantastic job you did with your mom. You showed so much patience and were constantly trying to figure out a better way.

Many of the other participants also showed behavior to emulate and some times to avoid.

The other segment I speak about is the gentleman in the nursing home, who is having an affair with a fellow patient, perfectly understood by his wife. And the way he sang, and then had no idea where he had been.

There was the family that allowed us to be there when the beloved husband and dad had such a peaceful death.

And the children's section with Maria Schriver. her book is wonderful.

It's too bad the production company did not tell each of the participants the good news.

I, too, have been the subject of a PBS docummentary: The Retirement Revolution, the Altzheimer's segment. I have Early Stage. I came across as very strong, but was disappointed that the message I bring about the positive things that can happen with early diagnosis were cut. Oh well, it happens.

You and your mom are often in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom is one lucky lady to have a daughter like you.

Turtle said...

so happy! and thanks for the link! (i'm to cheap to pay for movie channels, smile)! yay mom!!

Miss T said...

Yay!