The mother and daughter worked together as executive producers of the Netflix documentary In Her Hands, a film about the youngest female mayor in the history of Afghanistan, the Hollywood Reporter wrote.
On Thursday night, the feminist propaganda received the Emmy for politics and government documentary during the second evening of the 44th News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
It wasn’t publicly revealed at the ceremony, which the Clintons did not attend, who would be receiving statuettes for winning projects. However, David Winn, head of the News & Documentary Awards for The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, clarified that.
“As executive producers on the film, [Hillary and Chelsea Clinton] are considered statue eligible,” he said.
The film was the first project of the production company HiddenLight Productions which was founded by Clintons. In 2022, In Her Hands premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the audience award at the Camden International Film Festival later that fall.
In Her Hands covered the 19 months before the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan after the overnight U.S. withdrawal that was caused by Joe Biden, from the perspective of Zarifa Ghafari, the country’s youngest female mayor.
The shooting of the documentary began in 2020 when Ghafari was still mayor of Maidan Shahr, the capital of Maidan Wardak province in central Afghanistan. However, the country’s capital, Kabul, had fallen by August 2021, plunging the country into a humanitarian crisis.
The documentary was also produced by Juan Camilo Cruz of the outfit Moondogs and Jonathan Schaerf of the company that is unironically called Propagate Productions.
However, as it always goes, virtue signaling and pushing feminist propaganda wasn’t enough, which resulted in the “left eats its own” situation.
In Toronto last fall, the former secretary of state was accused by Oscar-winning Citizenfour director Laura Poitras of “engaging in a kind of whitewashing” by seamlessly moving into nonfiction filmmaking.
“The irony of the former secretary of state’s involvement in the project nags at the film, which flirts with criticisms of the United States’ hawkish interventionism,” the Hollywood Reporter’s Lovia Gyarkye said.