Fort Greene

BRIC takes home five New York Emmy Awards

April 19, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The BRIC Arts Media House located at 647 Fulton St. in Fort Greene. File photo courtesy of Antonio M. Rosario

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, won five awards at the 61st annual New York Emmy Awards on Saturday.

Four awards were given to programs on BRIC TV, the organization’s Brooklyn-focused independent cable channel and digital network.

They included “BK Slam,” featuring some of Brooklyn’s best slam poets; “Ghost: Bed-Stuy Veterans and the Evolution of Bruk Up,” a documentary about a Brooklyn-based performance crew and its Jamaican-based dance style; “Class Divide Breaking the Pattern of School Segregation,” a town hall discussion; and “A Cop Watcher’s Tale: El Grito de Sunset Park Attempts to Deter Police Brutality,” which incorporates videos shot by a local cop-watchers’ group.

The fifth award was given to a program on Brooklyn Free Speech, a BRIC-sponsored public access venue. “Turning Point Brooklyn, The Johnny Effect” documents the simple dignity homeless people feel when given the opportunity for a daily shower at Turning Point, a social service organization.

In addition to its TV programs, BRIC is well known for BRIC Radio, its Celebrate Brooklyn summer concert series in Prospect Park and its programs at BRIC House at 647 Fulton St.

“BRIC is committed to telling compelling Brooklyn stories and to amplifying the voices of those that often remain unheard,” said Leslie Schultz, BRIC’s president.