Filmmaker Bill Haney Wins Prestigious Science Journalism Award

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) awards Haney the Gold Prize for In-Depth Reporting for writing, producing and directing "Breakthrough."

BOSTON,  Director Bill Haney provides a new prize to his listing of awards as a filmmaker. Today the American Association of the Advancement of Science introduced Haney has acquired the outstanding Gold Prize for In-Depth Reporting for the 2020 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards for his award-winning documentary, Jim Allison: Breakthrough.

Among different awards for Jim Allison: Breakthrough, it has acquired The Washington Post Top 10 Films of the Year, The Golden Owl from the Bergen International Film Festival, awarded to exceptional lookup and science documentary, the Best International Documentary of 2020 at the SILBERSALZ Science and Media Awards, and was once PBS Independent Lens' #1 Rated Documentary of the Year.

"The magic of this movie is that it tells the compelling story of a scientist whose perseverance led him to a Nobel Prize for his modern work that led immediately to treatment options for cancer, whilst supplying viewers a lot of fun," stated Tyler Jacks, Founding Director of MITs Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. "Breakthrough was once praised as 'the most cheering movie of the year' by means of the Washington Post with a ranking of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, and is stimulated with the Texas drawl of narrator Woody Harrelson and timeless blues harmonica and song of Willie Nelson… so there may be some thing for everyone!"

"I am really honored and humbled to acquire this award from the esteemed AAAS," says Bill Haney, "and I am proud to proceed to rejoice the brilliance of talented scientists like Jim Allison and his group thru the storytelling in this film."

Haney adds, "In the age of Covid-19, when we are dealing with international fitness challenges that be aware of no boundaries of race or religion, the pressing necessity of inventing novel life-saving capsules makes Jim's story particularly powerful. The FDA, world lookup universities and foremost pharmaceutical organizations all helped Jim on this course and will additionally play necessary roles in fixing Covid-19, however Jim's advances have been additionally constructed on a subculture of truth-telling, fact-based work, selfless management and a dedication to functions above the narrow, the grasping and the personal. Jim did not care about how he looked, whether or not he made any cash or what human beings thinking of him. He cared about doing the proper aspect in the proper way. Jim and the unrelenting scientists like him are my heroes – and I'll wager they end up yours."

Bill Haney anticipates this movie will proceed to motivate viewers from all backgrounds to understand the significance of science in fixing our world's most urgent problems. He has additionally launched an training initiative to attain over 2,000 of lecture rooms with Dr. Allison's story and to encourage tomorrow's heroes. 

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