Shelter from the Storm documentary gets highest honor

The documentary Shelter from the Storm, NEWIST/CESA 7’s and Educational Television Productions of Northeast Wisconsin’s latest feature about women and children in poverty, received the 2008 Aurora Platinum Best of Show Award. Shelter from the Storm presents the stories of four single mothers who faced the challenge of escaping poverty to find affordable, adequate housing. It was shown on statewide Wisconsin Public Television stations, Milwaukee Public Television and WFRV TV-5 in Green Bay throughout December. It is currently being produced for in-school showings and distribution. Eileen Littig of NEWIST/CESA 7 and Dean Thomas of ETP-NEW were co-producers for Shelter from the Storm. The Aurora Awards are an independent film and video competition for commercials, cable programs, instructional videos, corporate videos and documentaries. The Best of Show is the organization’s highest award.