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Pulitzer Prize Winners Unveiled

The film world has its fingerprints all over this year's Pulitzer Prize winners, announced this morning.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 14, 2014 3:57 PM
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IDA Documentary Awards Honor 'The Square,' 'Armstrong Lie' Director Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras and More

The International Documentary Association unveiled their 2013 IDA Documentary Award winners at a ceremony Friday evening in Los Angeles. Top honors went to Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian revolution doc "The Square" for Best Feature, set to premiere on Netflix in January and currently sitting on the 2014 documentary Oscar shortlist.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 7, 2013 1:30 AM
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International Documentary Association to Honor Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras and Geralyn Dreyfous

The International Documentary Association today announced that it will honor filmmaker Alex Gibney with its 2013 Career Achievement Award, its Amicus Award to producer Geralyn Dreyfous, and its Courage Under Fire award to filmmaker Laura Poitras, who broke the story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 25, 2013 1:32 PM
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Muckraking Journalist Filmmaker Laura Poitras: Ahead of Surveillance Scandal, Making War on Terror Doc with Assange (VIDEO)

Mark Boal, move over. Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras is aggressively reporting the National Security Agency surveillance scandal in the international press at the same time that she is filming material for her documentary on the subject, which also includes the participation of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 11, 2013 1:07 AM
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