America Abroad Media to honor Kathryn Bigelow, Aamir Khan and ICNC

    WASHINGTON (TIP): America Abroad Media (AAM) will host its Inaugural Awards Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC on October 28, honoring three outstanding leaders in television and film -Kathryn Bigelow, Aamir Khan and the International Center on Non-violent Conflict (ICNC), whose work exemplifies the power of media to inform, educate and empower citizens about the critical social and public policy issues of our time. Kathryn Bigelow is the director of Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, which have received widespread acclaim for their honest portrayal of war and counterterrorism. In 2010, Ms. Bigelow became the first and only woman to date to win the Academy Award for Best Director. Aamir Khan is one of India’s most famous Bollywood stars. His new TV series, Satyamev Jayate, explores India’s biggest social challenges and has been seen by hundreds of millions of people in his country and across Asia. Mr. Khan was recently selected as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people. Founded by Peter Ackerman, the ICNC produces award-winning documentaries on the role of non-violent resistance in promoting democratic change. The ICNC – which was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 – will release a new documentary on the Arab Spring and uprising in Egypt later this year.

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