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Sergio (2009 Film)
''Sergio'' is a 2009 documentary film based on Samantha Power's biography, ''Sergio: One Man's Fight to Save the World.'' The film revolves around the story of United Nations diplomat, Sérgio Vieira de Mello, who worked for the UN for more than 34 years and was ultimately killed in the Canal Hotel bombing in Iraq on August 19, 2003. The work includes extensive interviews with William von Zehle, a U.S. Army First Sergeant in 2003, who spent hours trying to rescue de Mello from under a 9m stack of concrete and other debris of the collapsed building. ''Sergio'' premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, where Karen Schmeer won the Documentary Editing Award. Festival screenings *Sundance Film Festival – World Premiere- Park City, UT 2009 Award winner – Best Editing, Documentary Karen Schmeer *True/False Film Festival Columbia, MO 2009 *Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Toronto, Canada 2009 *Mountainfilm in Telluride Telluride, CO 2009 Audience Award Winner ...
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Greg Barker
Greg Barker is an American filmmaker and producer. In 2011, ''The New York Times'' described Barker as “a filmmaker of artistic and political consequence.” Previous films include ''Sergio (2009 film), Sergio'' (short-listed in 2010 for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, winner of the Best Editing Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival)''Ghosts of Rwanda''(winner of the 2004 DuPont Columbia award and The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, Robert F. Kennedy Award for International Reporting); ''Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden'' (Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival 2013, Winner of Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming); and ''The Final Year'' (Toronto International Film Festival 2017). Life and career A native Californian, Barker earned a BA in economics from George Washington University and a MSc in International Relations from The London School of Economics. He lived in ...
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2009 Sundance Film Festival
The 2009 Sundance Film Festival was held during January 15, 2009 until January 25 in Park City, Utah, Park City, Utah. It was the 25th iteration of the Sundance Film Festival. Award winners *Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - ''We Live in Public'' *Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - ''Precious (film), Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire'' *Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Dramatic - ''The Maid (La Nana)'' *Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary - ''Rough Aunties'' *Audience Award: Documentary - ''The Cove (film), The Cove'' *Audience Award: Dramatic - ''Precious (film), Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire'' *World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary - ''Afghan Star (film), Afghan Star'' *World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic - ''An Education'' *Documentary Directing Award - Natalia Almada for ''El General'' *Dramatic Directing Award - Cary Joji Fukunaga for ''Sin Nombre (2009 film), Sin Nombre'' *World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic - Oliver Hirschbiegel for ''Five ...
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