Several ITVS Films Honored by IDA

Posted on November 30, 2010

 The winners of the International Documentary Association’s 2010 IDA Documentary Awards were announced this week with several ITVS films earning high praise, including: 

Waste Land 
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The IDA Pare Lorentz Award, in homage to the pioneering filmmaker’s legacy, was awarded to Lucy Walker for Waste Land. The documentary follows artist Vik Muniz on a transformative journey from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho.

For Once In My Life 
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The IDA Music Documentary Award went to Jim Bigham & Mark Moorman for For Once In My Life, which explores the struggles and triumphs of a unique band of 28 singers and musicians who have a wide range of mental and physical disabilities, as well as musical abilities that extend into ranges of pure genius. 

Bhutto 
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The IDA ABC NEWS VideoSource Award, for best use of archival news footage, went to Duane Baughman and Johnny O’Hara for Bhutto, their riveting look at the world's first woman to lead a Muslim nation. 

The Oath 
***Aired last season on P.O.V.

 

The 2010 IDA HUMANITAS Award for films that strive to unify the human family honored filmmaker Laura Poitras’s The Oath, an engaging story about two men whose fateful encounter set them on a journey that would lead to Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court. All of the ITVS films will receive their awards during a gala ceremony at the Director’s Guild Theater on December 3, along with a number of additional winners whose awards will be announced that night.

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