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‘Hope Frozen’ tale of Thai family freezing toddler wins International Emmy

A documentary about two Thai parents who placed their toddler into cryogenic suspension after she died of a brain tumor won the International Emmy Awards for best documentary this morning. 

Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice by Thai-American director Pailin Wedel won Best Documentary at the 49th International Emmy Awards at a ceremony which took place in New York City.

The movie – in which Pailin was writer, director, and producer – was the first Thai film to win an International Emmy. The other nominees in the category were They Call Me Babu (Netherlands), Cercados (Brazil) and Toxic Beauty (Canada).

The 79-minute documentary that took Pailin and her team five years to make tells the story of a Thai family who made the unorthodox decision to freeze their 2-year-old girl’s brain in an American facility – making her the youngest person ever to be placed in…

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