An Indian American woman is among this year's winners of the prestigious Emmy awards for excellence in television.
Geeta Gandbhir received the Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing in Non-fiction Programming at the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
The Brooklyn, New York, resident
shared the award with Sam Pollard and Nancy Novak for Spike Lee's 2006 HBO documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.
The four-hour film looks at the devastation caused in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its levee system in August 2005.
The film won two other Emmys for Non-fiction Filmmaking and Directing for Non-fiction Programming.
Gandhbir has worked as an editor in the television and film industry for over 15 years. She graduated from the State University of New York, majoring in Visual Arts and Cross-Cultural Anthropology.
In the film, she has worked with distinguished directors and producers such as Robert Altman of Short Cuts fame besides Spike Lee of He Got Game, Clockers, and Summer of Sam.
In television, she has worked for PBS, MTV, Discovery, Court TV and Oprah Winfrey's Oxygen Media.
The Emmy awards are given annually by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.