"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."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times