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iW NEWS | Tribeca Fest Presents All Access Awards

By Indiewire | Indiewire April 29, 2007 at 8:04AM

Saturday night at the Tribeca Film Festival the Tribeca All Access Awards were presented. Ben Rekhi received the narrative section prize for his new screenplay, "Waste" (co-written by John Campo), described as the story of "a widowed NYC sanitation worker who must negotiate his relationship with his son after he becomes a key figure in a labor dispute." The documentary section prize went to Dee Rees for her work-in-progress, "Eventual Salvation," described as following "an 80-year-old grandmother who returns to Liberia to rebuild her life and community after years of civil war." Finally, the screenwriting section award went to Marilyn Fu for "The Sisterhood of Night," adapted from a short story by Steven Millhauser. Caryn Waechter is attached to direct the project. Honorable mentiones were presented to Jae-Ho Chang and Tara Autovino's "Ultimate Christian Wrestling" (documentary) and Roberto Marinas' "Last Road Home" (screenplay). [Eugene Hernandez]
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Saturday night at the Tribeca Film Festival the Tribeca All Access Awards were presented. Ben Rekhi received the narrative section prize for his new screenplay, "Waste" (co-written by John Campo), described as the story of "a widowed NYC sanitation worker who must negotiate his relationship with his son after he becomes a key figure in a labor dispute." The documentary section prize went to Dee Rees for her work-in-progress, "Eventual Salvation," described as following "an 80-year-old grandmother who returns to Liberia to rebuild her life and community after years of civil war." Finally, the screenwriting section award went to Marilyn Fu for "The Sisterhood of Night," adapted from a short story by Steven Millhauser. Caryn Waechter is attached to direct the project. Honorable mentiones were presented to Jae-Ho Chang and Tara Autovino's "Ultimate Christian Wrestling" (documentary) and Roberto Marinas' "Last Road Home" (screenplay). [Eugene Hernandez]

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