Awavena by Director and artist Lynette Wallworth and producer Nicole Newnham, made in collaboration with the Amazonian Yawanawa people, has been nominated in the Outstanding New Approaches to Documentary category at the News and Documentary Emmy® Awards.
Awavena, which premiered at Sundance and was presented in competition at the Venice Film Festival, is a stunning tale of metamorphosis and the second in a series of mixed-reality works by Lynette and Nicole. Supported by Screen NSW and the Sundance New Frontiers Artist Residency at The Technicolor Experience Center, Awavena melds technology and transcendent experience so that a vision can be shared, and a story told of a people ascending from the edge of extinction.
The Outstanding New Approaches to Documentary category awards will be presented on Tuesday September 22 at 8pm EDT on the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ (NATAS) viewing platform.
Awavena is currently available for download through VR On Demand service Viveport.
About Lynette Wallworth
Lynette has consistently worked with emerging media technologies and her works include the interactive installation Evolution of Fearlessness; award winning full dome feature, Coral: Rekindling Venus, AACTA award-winning documentary Tender, Emmy® award-winning VR narrative, Collisions, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, the World Economic Forum in Davos and won the Outstanding New Approaches to Documentary Emmy in 2017. Lynette is also the inaugural recipient of the Sydney UNESCO City of Film award in 2016.
Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary Nominees
- Apollo’s Moonshot AR Smithsonian Channel
- Awavena VR on Demand – Viveport
- Gone in a Generation The Washington Post
- Tracing Addai The New York Times
- Vox Missing Chapter ‘How Florida Legally Terrorized Gay Students’ Vox
- We Are Witnesses: Chicago The Marshall Project
*Director Lynette Wallworth, with Tashka, Chief of the Yawanawa. Photo by Greg Downing.