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

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

One of the top 10 docu-series of Netflix has been nominated in the Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary category.
30 Jul, 2022

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.


Tahir Raouf Jul 30, 2022 03:02pm
Now tell this person to make another movie, how cowardly Americans left Afghanistan after totally destroying their infrastructure and years of occupation
Simbs Jul 30, 2022 03:34pm
@Tahir Raouf And also conclude this movie by showing how Americans found and killed Bin Laden in Pakistan.
GreenAura Jul 30, 2022 03:39pm
Congrats. Onwards and upwards.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jul 30, 2022 03:49pm
Great move and excellent news.
Texas Tariq Jul 30, 2022 07:54pm
@Tahir Raouf what infrastructure? Americans pumped $trillions into Afghanistan and the corrupt greedy people stole the money and now living in Dubai villas now. Mullah Omar should never have given refuge to Osama bin laden. This is what happens when you attack other nations and kill their people, they come for you, except Pakistan, who face daily attacks by TTP and do nothing.
Teacher Jul 30, 2022 10:04pm
@Tahir Raouf they discussed that at the end of the documentary. I think you didn't watch it and started commenting about it.
RAJAN Jul 31, 2022 01:04am
I haven't seen it, but I have seen his documentary on Pervez Musharraf , which Kunal Kamra also featured on his channel. That one was great. He is an amazing filmmaker and storyteller. I can see him winning an Emmy.
Chacha Jee Jul 31, 2022 02:49am
@Tahir Raouf You are wrong. Americans were not there to make Afghanistan their 51st State. Americans were there for taking revenge for 9/11 terrorist event. Americans entered Afghanistan and indiscriminately killed thousands. Just ask Afghanistan if they wish that another 9/11 originate from their land. Taking Revenge is in American Blood. Watch American Cowboy movies, or other Hollywood movies and you will notice how taking revenge is glorified in their movies. Don't underestimate Americans and their intent.
M Emad Jul 31, 2022 07:41am
Osama bin Laden killed in Abbottabad.
Zeeshan Jul 31, 2022 11:39am
@Chacha Jee and what about the Taliban killing their own people by bombing markets, schools, Tv stations and bus terminals. All in the name of freedom. Fake Freedom that is.