‘The Look of Silence’ wins Top Documentary Award

New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Director Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence”, based on the examination of the Indonesian genocide of the 1960s, has won the Top Documentary Award at the 9th Annual Cinema Eye Honours.

“The Look of Silence” also won the Directing Award for Oppenheimer and the Outstanding Production honour for Signe Byrge Sørensen, reports variety.com.

Meanwhile, Chris King won his third Cinema Eye editing award for “Amy”, making him the first person to win three awards in the same category. He won the previous awards for “Exit Through the Gift Shop” and “Senna.”

Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin mountain-climbing film “Meru” won awards for Audience Choice and Cinematography. The latter award was shared with “Cartel Land” cinematographers Matthew Heineman and Matt Porwoll.

Among other winners were Laurie Anderson for Original Score for “Heart of a Dog”; Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing for Graphic Design for “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”; and Crystal Moselle won the Outstanding Debut Award for “The Wolfpack”.

“Hotel 22” by Elizabeth Lo and “Buffalo Juggalos” by Scott Cummings tied for the Short Film Award.

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