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July 17, 2007
Ann Marie Cumming

Kiri Davis Honored by NABEF and Sony During MMTC Hall of Fame Event

WASHINGTON, DC - Last night, the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) honored filmmaker Kiri Davis by presenting her, with Sony's cooperation, a Sony HVR-V1U HDV professional camcorder in recognition of her new documentary titled "A Girl Like Me." The presentation was part of the Minority Media Telecommunications Council's (MMTC) Extraordinary Service Award held during the 10th Annual Hall of Fame Reception on Monday, July 16.

"Kiri Davis' brilliant documentary has touched audiences with its powerful portrait of young African American women," said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. "With the generous cooperation of Sony, we are proud to recognize Kiri, and we are certain that this talented young filmmaker's creative horizons will continue to expand."

Davis wrote, shot and produced "A Girl Like Me," a poignant documentary that examines the self-images of young African American women. Already a popular video on YouTube, the film was screened as part of The Extraordinary Service Award ceremony.

"We’re thrilled to see a talented young moviemaker be able to tell her story more creatively through our technology," said Alec Shapiro, senior vice president of Sony Electronics' broadcast and production division. "That's why we design products like the HVR-V1U, and it's extremely gratifying to see results like this."

The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and timely broadcasting issues.

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