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Documentary short subject: Megan Mylan, 'Smile Pinki'
"Smile Pinki" tells the story of children in India born with cleft palates who receive free plastic surgery. Accepting the award, filmmaker Mylan said, "Oh, to be in a room with all this talent -- lucky me. And to tell stories for a living -- lucky me."
Mylan noted "documentary, like all filmmaking, is a complete team sport" before thanking her editor, cinematographer and producers. She concluded by singling out "our heroine, Pinki Kumari [Sonkar],thank you, thank you, thank you, for letting me tell your inspiring story. What a gift."