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Crossing Lines Wins Gracie Award

Crossing Lines, the documentary by Washington and Lee journalism professor Indira Somari that was cited here last week, has been honored by the American Women in Radio and Television with a Gracie Award. The award was presented last week during a luncheon in New York. The award was for “Outstanding Documentary, Short Format.” This is the latest in a series of awards for the documentary that chronicles Indira’s trip to visit her father’s extended family for the first time after his death. Other awards include a best documentary award from the California Arts Association Digital Short Film Festival and a nomination for Best America Documentar at the Heart of England International Film Festival. The Gracie Awards, established in 1975, honor programming and individuals of the highest caliber in all facets of radio, television, cable and web-based media, including news, drama, comedy, commercials, public service, documentary and sports.