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“Iraq In Fragments” Wins IDA Prize

"Iraq In Fragments" Wins IDA Prize

James Longley‘s “Iraq In Fragments” won the best film prize at the 2006 International Documentary Association (IDA) Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards Gala on Friday night in Los Angeles. The film, a big winner at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, is a doc looking at the lives of Iraqis. In other awards, “An Inconvenient Truth” director Davis Guggenheim received the Pare Lorentz Award, an activist prize, while the IDA Career Achievement Award went to Haskell Wexler. The Courage Under Fire Award went to Andrew Berends for “The Blood of My Brother,” and Christopher Quinn received the Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award for “God Grew Tired of Us.” Stanley Nelson received the ABCNEWS VideoSource Award for “Jonestown: The Life and Death of the Peoples Temple” and the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Award went to Carrie Lozano for “Reporter Zero.” [Eugene Hernandez]

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