“Francis, the Jesuit” wins International Emmy award

The History channel’s miniseries “Francisco, el jesuita” (Francisco the Jesuit) won an International Emmy Award for best non-English language, U.S. primetime program.

The miniseries is a co-production between History, Anima Films, Claro Video, Telemundo and DirecTV. The story follows the life of Jorge Bergoglio, the Jesuit priest who became the first Latin American Pope, and from that religious order. It is based on the only authorized biography of Pope Francis written by journalists Sergio Rubin and Francesca Ambrogetti.

We are very proud to have been recognized with this international award so prestigious internationally in this category. This award gives us strength to continue leading the original documentary production in Latin America as we have been doing for more than twelve years”, said Eddy Ruiz, president of A + E Networks Latin America. The 44th edition of the awards was held November 21 in New York.