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Annenberg Classroom documentary wins CINE Special Jury Award

Annenberg Classroom documentary “Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio” (2012, 25 min) has received a 2014 CINE Special Jury Award, being chosen as one of the best films from among recipients of the CINE Golden Eagle Award from the Council on International Nontheatrical Events (CINE). The film was selected along with Annenberg Classroom’s “The Right to Remain Silent: Miranda v. Arizona” (2013, 25 min) for 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Awards in the Original Digital Division. The films were produced by The Documentary Group as part of a collection of civic education films developed for the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

“The Right to Remain Silent,” which can be viewed here on the Annenberg Classroom website, details the landmark Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona, in which the court ensured that criminal suspects must be alerted to their right to an attorney and to the protection against self-incrimination, establishing what are now known as the “Miranda rights.” In addition to the CINE Golden Eagle Award, the film has also won:

  • a 2014 Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications
  • a Bronze world medal in the TV-online category for online educational programs at the 2014 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards
  •  a Distinguished Achievement Award as a Social Studies resource from the Association of American Publishers at the 2014 REVERE Awards.

“Search and Seizure,” which can be viewed here, is an explanation of the Supreme Court ruling that protects against the use of evidence obtained unlawfully in criminal prosecutions. In addition to the CINE Golden Eagle and the Special Jury Award, the film has won the following awards:

The films, along with other online resources including interactive games, teaching materials and student discussion forums, are available at no cost on the Annenberg Classroom website for teachers and students interested in promoting civic education and engagement.