Slamdance 2006 documentary winners

Slamdance Announced the 2006 Awards today.

The documentary winners are as follows:

Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature
Empire in Africa
World Premiere – (2005, 87 min., USA) directed by Philippe Diaz.
The story of the unjust war the international community waged against civilwar stricken Sierra Leone.
Winner to receive a Sony HD camera plus five hours of tape from Media
Distributors in conjunction with Sony.

Special Jury Recognition for Best Documentary Feature
Forgiving Dr. Mengele
(2005, 80 min., USA) directed by Bob Hercules & Cheri Pugh.
The story of Auschwitz concentration camp survivor Eva Mozes Kor whose
controversial decision to forgive notorious Nazi Josef Mengele doctor who
performed cruel genetic experiments on her and her sister, caused a
firestorm of criticism.

Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short
Under The Roller Coaster (2005, 15 min., USA) Directed by Lila Place.

Special Jury Recognition for Documentary Short
Grand Luncheonette (2005, 5 min., USA) Directed by Peter Sillen.

Audience Sparky Award for Best Documentary Feature
Abduction: The Megumi Yakota Story
World Premiere – (2006, 85 min., USA) directed by Chris Sheridan & Patty
Kim, written by Patty Kim.
The haunting story of a 13 year-old Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean
spies.
Sponsored by Sonic Magic: $25,000 credit on post-production services.

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