The South Bend Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce that their documentary, Feels Like Home – A South Bend Día de los Muertos Celebration has been honored with a Silver Telly Award in the category of Documentary: Long Form (Above 40 Minutes) — Television.

The 2024 Telly Awards recognize excellence in video and television across all screens, and this accolade is a testament to the dedication, creativity, and hard work of everyone involved in the project. This award-winning documentary not only showcases the vibrant and culturally rich Hispanic culture in South Bend but also plays a crucial role in promoting cultural understanding.

The project was brought to life under the direction of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, with executive production by the Symphony’s Executive Director, Justus Zimmerman, and Board President, Dr. Marvin V. Curtis, with production by John Reynolds from Middlin’ Creative.

John Reynolds expressed his gratitude, “This documentary was a labor of love, and we are thrilled to see it receive such a prestigious award. It’s a tribute to the rich cultural tapestry of South Bend and the incredible stories of the people who make this celebration so special.”

Justus Zimmerman added, “We are incredibly proud of this documentary and the opportunity to showcase the diversity and unity of our community. Winning a Telly Award is an honor that underscores the importance of our work in bringing cultural events to a broader audience.”

Dr. Marvin V. Curtis expressed his excitement, “This award highlights the collaborative spirit of our team and the community. We hope this documentary continues to inspire and educate viewers about the beauty and significance of Día de los Muertos.”

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