Filipino filmmaker’s short film about peace wins International Emmy Special award

NEW YORK — A one minute video for peace — titled “Next to Me,” created by Filipino filmmaker Breech Asher Harani, won the JCS International Young Creatives Award at the 2019 International Emmys in New York over the weekend.

“Next to Me” is based on a true story about a Muslim student trying to fit in in a new non-Muslim school – after her family fled from their war-torn town of Marawi in Mindanao.

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