Best of the Best 2016 (Part 2)

This hour we're listening to some of the winners of our annual documentary competition.

2016 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour we're listening to some of the winners of our annual documentary competition.

From more than 550 entries in 2016, ten were chosen as winners. This hour we're featuring selections from the winners of the following awards: Skylarking, Best Documentary: Foreign Language, Best News Feature, Best Documentary: Bronze and Best Documentary: Gold.

This hour was produced by Dennis Funk with assistance from Isabel Vázquez.

produced by

Hillary Frank

Hillary Frank (@hillaryfrank) is the creator and executive producer of The Longest Shortest Time, the parenting show for everyone.

Thomas Arent Andersen

Thomas Arent Andersen (@thomasarent) is a journalist, executive producer, and editor based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Thomas has a background in the film industry and has worked on numerous documentaries and feature films.

Tim Hinman

Tim Hinman (@thirdears) has been working with sound for more than twenty years, taking a well-tried route through total failure in attempted rockstardom.

Emily Forman

Emily Forman is the Senior Producer of Precious Lives at 371 Productions.

Celeste Wesson

Celeste Wesson is the Script Editor and Story Advisor of Precious Lives .


Rainy is a born and raised Brooklynite and an animal lover who has worked at a veterinary office and a shelter.

Mitra Kaboli

Mitra Kaboli is a freelance media producer who has been working with The Heart since 2010.

Kaitlin Prest

Kaitlin Prest is an artist working in audio, performance and installation.

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