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Korean documentary 'Mom and the Red Bean Cake' wins Emmy

All Headlines 16:25 November 23, 2010

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Yonhap) -- An MBC documentary that follows the life of a single mother with terminal cancer has won best documentary at the International Emmy Awards ceremony in New York.

"Mom and the Red Bean Cake" was honored at the 38th International Emmy Awards Gala in New York Monday night (local time), the awards' Web site said. It was the first Korean documentary to win an Emmy.

The documentary broadcast by MBC last year tells the story of Choi Jeong-mi, who is raising her two children with money from selling red bean cakes on the street while battling terminal stomach cancer. Her story touched off a fundraising campaign among viewers.

The Emmy awards are sponsored by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a global organization of broadcasters from nearly 70 countries.


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