Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Touching Cancer Docu Nominated at the Emmys
Pulitzer prize winning, Indian-born American doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee has been nominated for an Emmy Award for his documentary series on cancer.
The six-hour, three part programme based and titled after Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2010 book Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, is among five nominees for the Emmy Award for documentary or nonfiction series, as reported by his publishers at Penguin Random House. The PBS series on cancer has been directed by the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and writer Barak Goodman and produced by Ken Burns, who has also won multiple Emmys previously. The film portrays the history of the illness and unfolds scientific mysteries, illustrated by intimate personal accounts. It is geared to the layman’s understanding and fear of this once-unmentionable disease. The series contains archival film footage and interviews with experts, besides illustrations and computer graphics. Watch a special introduction to the documentary below-
Mukherjee, who has previously authored The Laws of Medicine, is currently an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Centre in the US.
The New York-based oncologist and Rhodes scholar graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School.
Meanwhile other nominees for the 67th Emmy Awards in the nonfiction series category are American Masters (PBS), The Jinx: The Life (HBO), Deaths Of Robert Durst (HBO); The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (PBS)and The Sixties (CNN).
You can watch Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies here-