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iW NEWS | "Trouble the Water" and "Man on Wire" Win Big at Full Frame Doc Fest

By Indiewire | Indiewire April 7, 2008 at 3:54AM

At the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival this weekend, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's "Trouble the Water" won the Anne Dellinger Grand Jury Award, the top prize at the annual Durham, N.C. event, with a special jury prize going to James Marsh's "Man on Wire," which also won the event's audience award. "Trouble the Water" also won the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights and shared the Full Frame/Working Films Award with Weijun Chen's "Please Vote for Me." Jeremiah Zagar's "In a Dream" won the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award, Steve James and Peter Gilbert's "At the Death House Door" won the Full Frame Inspiration Award and Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath's "The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)" won the Full Frame Spectrum Award. Other winners included Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers' "Lioness" (Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award), Iris Olsson's "Summerchild" (Full Frame President’s Award), Lisa Merton and Alan Dater's "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai" (Full Frame Women In Leadership Award), and Eva Weber's "City of Cranes" (Full Frame Jury Award for Best Short. [Eugene Hernandez]
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At the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival this weekend, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's "Trouble the Water" won the Anne Dellinger Grand Jury Award, the top prize at the annual Durham, N.C. event, with a special jury prize going to James Marsh's "Man on Wire," which also won the event's audience award. "Trouble the Water" also won the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights and shared the Full Frame/Working Films Award with Weijun Chen's "Please Vote for Me." Jeremiah Zagar's "In a Dream" won the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award, Steve James and Peter Gilbert's "At the Death House Door" won the Full Frame Inspiration Award and Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath's "The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)" won the Full Frame Spectrum Award. Other winners included Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers' "Lioness" (Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award), Iris Olsson's "Summerchild" (Full Frame President’s Award), Lisa Merton and Alan Dater's "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai" (Full Frame Women In Leadership Award), and Eva Weber's "City of Cranes" (Full Frame Jury Award for Best Short. [Eugene Hernandez]

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