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'5 Broken Cameras' Takes 2012 Sheffield Doc/Fest Audience Award

The 2012 Sheffield Doc/Fest, which had a record 2,657 delegates from over 60 countries, wrapped up the 19th edition of its film festival with the winner of its Audience Award. This year, the award went to Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi for "5 Broken Cameras." The film was followed in second place by the Sundance award-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," directed by Malik Bendjelloul.

Doc/Fest Film programmer Hussain Currimbhoy said of the "5 Broken Cameras" win that it was  "a very well deserved win. It's great that such a raw anf important film is recognized by our audiences. I hope the film's message of peaceful protest reaches even more audiences in festivals and cinemas around the world."

Favorite Short, a new category this year, went to "The Globe Collector" by Australian, Summer De Roche.  

Click here for news on the rest of the Sheffield Doc/Fest winners. 

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