What: CNN en Español’s original Docufilm Pulse, Huellas de la masacre won a GLAAD award to Outstanding TV Journalism.
Why it matters: The documentary analyzes the terrorist attack on gay nightclub Pulse. This recognition is a breakthrough for journalism dedicated to terrorism and the Latino gay community.
Pulse, Huellas de la masacre, an original docufilm by CNN en Español, was recognzied with a GLAAD award to Outstanding TV Journalism, News Magazine, in the Spanish Category. The documentary, written and presented by Jose Manuel Rodriguez, Senior Correspondent for CNN en Español in Miami, produced by Eileen Panzardi, the editing team, and Cathy Reyes, VP Programming and Executive Producer, was first aired in June, 2017, one year after the shooting inside the Orlando nightclub that left 50 dead and 53 injured.
The essence of this story is to narrate those tales of resilience, survival, and hope.
The documentary deals with delicate topics, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, terrorism, discrimination against sexual minorities, and gun control. Since José Manuel Rodríguez covered the news, he went back to Orlando on a few occasions to find witnesses to talk about the tragic events. In the film, audiences can hear the testimonies of victims, family, and rescuers. “The essence of this story is to narrate those tales of resilience, survival, and hope,” said Rodríguez when preparing the docufilm.