BANGOR, Maine — A documentary about three troop greeters at Bangor International Airport has been included in a nomination for a national News and Documentary Emmy Award.
“The Way We Get By,” directed by Old Town native Aron Gaudet, was listed under a nomination for Public Broadcasting System show “P.O.V.” in the category for outstanding continuing coverage of a news story — long form, along with other long form stories that appeared on “P.O.V.”
Winners of the News and Documentary Emmy Awards, which recognize achievement in those media, will be announced Monday, Sept. 27, in a ceremony in New York City.
“We were overwhelmed by the amazing and positive public response when the film aired … and now it is very emotional and satisfying to be honored by the film and television industry,” Gaudet and producer Gita Pullapilly said in a statement to the Bangor Daily News. “We really hope the troop greeters and people throughout the state of Maine are just as happy and proud as we are.”
The troop greeter documentary, which won a host of prestigious documentary film awards last year but failed to gain an Academy Award nomination, aired on PBS on Veterans Day.
Viewers will have a chance to watch “The Way We Get By” in an encore broadcast which will air nationally on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
A two-disc collectors edition of the DVD will be released on Veterans Day later this year.
For more information, go to www.thewaywegetbymovie.com