Loretta van der Horst from Eindhoven has won an Emmy Award for her documentary ‘Huesos que Hablan’ (bones that speak). This is reported by Omroep Brabant.
Yesterday, it was announced that her Spanish documentary was the best in the category for ‘outstanding investigative journalism in Spanish’. The documentary was made in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, notorious for its crime rates and the many murders of women, or femicide, as it is known.
Loretta van der Horst is a filmmaker and producer of investigative documentaries. She has a Dutch father and a Puerto Rican mother. She grew up in Eindhoven where she attended the Lorentz Casimir Lyceum.
The Emmy Awards are the most important of all American television awards. Last year, Van der Horst was also nominated for an Emmy with her short film ‘Sound of Vision’, about a blind man in New York.