Award Recipients: Jury Comments

Posted on 12.28.11

Prizes for the International Competition

JURY: Atom Egoyan (Chair), Haile Gerima, Ichioka Yasuko, Amar Kanwar, Fernando Pérez

The jury saw a stimulating and highly varied selection representing a full range of current documentary practice. While the decisions were not without passionate debate, we believe that the difficult task of deciding upon five final choices has been stimulating, highly rewarding, and ultimately unanimous.

   · The Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize (The Grand Prize)

The Collaborator and His Family

USA, ISRAEL, FRANCE / 2011 / Hebrew, Arabic / Color / Video / 84 min

DIR: Ruthie Shatz, Adi Barash

For its extraordinary ability to chart revealing, oppressive and sometimes shockingly absurd borders within family, state, and society.

Wim Wenders: Pina, 100 mins.

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