AFI Fest Documentary Award Winners…

From indieWIRE:

    In the documentary competition, Zach Niles and Banker White won the Aquafina Pure Vision Award for their film “The Refugee All Stars.” The film is the story of a group of six Sierra Leonean musicians who come together to form a band while living as refugees in the Republic of Guinea. Kelly Duda’s “Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal” received a special mention in the category. Jonathan Hock and Alistari Christopher’s “Through the Fire” received the Netflix Audience Award for best documentary, which includes a $5000 unrestricted cash prize.

2 Responses to “AFI Fest Documentary Award Winners…”

  1. Matt Says:

    Did you catch The Devil’s Miner?
    I thought it was very good. And the subject matter very intriguing and disturbing. Disturbing not because of the devil angle but because of kids working in mines and the Catholic church doing nothing about it – nor anything to make going to school less expensive for poor children. At times the film reminded me of something Werner Hertzog would do if he happened to be in Bolivia with a camera.

  2. Sarah Jo Says:

    I wish I did see it. I’ve heard really great things! I’ll be on the lookout to see it soon.

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