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"Enemies of The People" Lead Full Frame Doc Fest Winners

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire April 12, 2010 at 1:39AM

Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath's "Enemies of the People" led the winners of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, announced last night in Durham, N.C. The film - which premiered at Sundance this past January - is an exploration of the Killing Fields of Cambodia, which have remained largely unexplained until now. Determined by juries consisting of members of the national filmmaking community, "People" took the Anne Dellinger Grand Jury Award, the fest's top prize, as well as the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award, which honors a first time filmmaker. For more on "Enemies," check out the film's page on indieWIRE.
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Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath's "Enemies of the People" led the winners of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, announced last night in Durham, N.C. The film - which premiered at Sundance this past January - is an exploration of the Killing Fields of Cambodia, which have remained largely unexplained until now. Determined by juries consisting of members of the national filmmaking community, "People" took the Anne Dellinger Grand Jury Award, the fest's top prize, as well as the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award, which honors a first time filmmaker. For more on "Enemies," check out the film's page on indieWIRE.

Other major winners at the fest included Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger's "Restrepo" (which, like "People," was an award winner at Sundance as well), which - along with Laura Piotras' "The Oath" - won the Special Jury Prize in the top category, and was also an honorable mention for the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award. The fest's audience award went to Lucy Walker's "Waste Land."

A full list of the 2010 award winners is below.

Anne Dellinger Grand Jury Award
"Enemies of the People" directed by Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath

Special Jury Prize for Anne Dellinger Grand Jury Award - "The Oath" directed by Laura Poitras (more on "The Oath")

Special Jury Prize for Anne Dellinger Grand Jury Award - "Restrepo" directed by Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger (more on "Restrepo")

Full Frame Jury Award for Best Short
"The Poot" directed by Elham Asadi

Full Frame Audience Award
"Waste Land" directed by Lucy Walker (more on "Waste Land")

Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award
"My Perestroika" directed by Robin Hessman (more on "My Perestroika")
This award honors a documentary artist whose work is a potential catalyst for education and change.

The Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award
"Enemies of the People" directed by Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath

Honorable Mention - "Restrepo" directed by Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
This prize honors a first-time documentary feature director.

Full Frame Inspiration Award
"Surviving Hitler: A Love Story" directed by John-Keith Wasson

Honorable Mention - "Summer Pasture" directed by Lynn True, Nelson Walker
This award is presented to the film that best exemplifies the value and relevance of world religions and spirituality.

The Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights
"12th & Delaware" directed by Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady (more on "12th & Delaware")

Honorable Mention - "Dirty Business: 'Clean Coal' and the Battle for Our Energy Future" directed by Peter Bull
Award is presented to a film that addresses a significant human rights issue in the United States.

Full Frame President's Award
"Book of Miri" directed by Katrine Philp Sponsored by Duke University.
Aimed at recognizing up-and-coming filmmakers, this prize is awarded to the best student film.

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