Alumna wins national PBS award

WILMORE, KY— On Jan. 26, PBS’ National Educational Television Association (NETA) chose Christine Amerman’s documentary, “Life with Passion: Raising Egyptian Arabian Horses” as 2007 Best Biography Documentary Award. Amerman is a 2003 graduate of Asbury College’s media communications program and taught in the department.

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Christine Amerman with horse

“Life with Passion” tells the story of the two women who raise Egyptian-Arabian horses on the world-famous Arabians Ltd. farm in Waco, Texas. Amerman directed and produced the 30-minute documentary for air on Central Texas PBS affiliate KWBU while she was a master’s student at Baylor University. Last fall, Amerman won a Telly for the piece in the highly competitive documentary category. The Telly Award is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions.

Arabians Ltd. General Manager Shawn Crews said, “There are few words to describe how the production ‘Life with Passion’ affected me. Christine captured on film the emotion that every horse person has, but cannot adequately describe to others.”

Executive producer for KWBU Joani Livingston summed up the documentary. “The passion these women have for these noble creatures is palpable,” she said. “An amazing visceral connection occurs with a well-told story and gorgeous photography. Christine squarely hit the mark.”

“Life with Passion” is being distributed nationwide. KET expects to air the documentary when it becomes available.