Filmmaker Mo Naqvi’s docu-series Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror secures an Emmy nomination

Published 30 Jul, 2022 02:18pm

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One of the top 10 docu-series of Netflix has been nominated in the Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary category.

<p>Photos: Mo Naqvi /Instagram and IMDb</p>

Photos: Mo Naqvi /Instagram and IMDb

Just a month ago, Pakistani-American documentary filmmaker Mohammed Ali Naqvi became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and now he has achieved another milestone — his documentary Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror for Netflix has been nominated for an Emmy Award.

Naqvi shared the big news on Instagram on Friday and wrote, “We just got nominated for an Emmy !!! ‘Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary’.”

A year ago, the documentary started to trend on the OTT site and got itself a nod from Kim Kardashian as well as The Shining author Stephen King.

According to a press release issued by The Emmys, the documentary has been nominated in the Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary category, competing against 3212 Un-Redacted by ABC, Obama: In Search of as More Perfect Union and A La Calle by HBO and Mayor by PBS.

Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror is a five-part docuseries created for the streaming site. It documents the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 in New York as well as the events that took place between US and Afghanistan.

The documentary starts off with the tragic events of 9/11, Al Qaeda, a terrorist group’s roots in the 1980s to America’s response.

Netflix described the documentary as “a cohesive chronicle of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US, offering illuminating perspectives and personal stories of how the catastrophic events of that day changed the course of the nation.”

The recipient of two Amnesty International Human Rights Awards and a Grand Prix from the United Nations Association Festival, Naqvi served as co-executive producer of the docu-series. Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror was directed by Brian Knappenberger.

The 74th Emmy Awards are going to take place in September.