The Television Academy announced Saturday that Jordan Wayne Long, a 2008 Graceland University graduate, is among the winners of the 69th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards.
Long, who graduated from Graceland with a degree in Communications: Speech, won in the category of Entertainment Programming for his role as producer for the documentary Fallujah: Art, Healing and PTSD.
Fallujah, with a score composed by Tobin Stokes and a libretto by Iraqi-American Heather Raffo, explores how the experience of war can be turned into a work of art. The documentary chronicles the process of the Long Beach Opera’s creation of the first opera about the Iraq war, inspired by U.S. Marine Sergeant Christian Ellis.
Ellis, a machine gunner in Iraq, was just one of only a few survivors when his platoon was ambushed, leaving him with a broken back and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He joined millions of American soldiers with the disorder upon his return home.
Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards Complete Winners List. Variety. http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/los-angeles-area-emmy-awards-winners-list-1202501936/
Fallujah: Art, Healing, and PTSD | KCETOnline, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0b5ZlYj0BE
Fallujah: Art, Healing, and PTSD, IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6328754/