The awards keep coming for The Look of Silence as the film took home the Best Feature Award at the 2015 IDA Awards! Congratulations to director Joshua Oppenheimer and the rest of the team.
Best of Enemies also took home the ABC New VideoSource Award and Best Music for the original score by Jonathan Kirkscey.
Cartel Land director Matthew Heineman was honored with the Courage Under Fire Award:
Matthew Heineman will receive the IDA’s Courage Under Fire Award, in recognition of conspicuous bravery in the pursuit of truth. This award is presented to documentary filmmakers by their peers for putting freedom of speech – represented in the crafts of documentary filmmaking and journalism – above all else, even their own personal safety. Heineman’s gripping film, Cartel Land, documents two modern-day vigilante movements – Dr. José Mireles’s citizen-led uprising against a violent drug cartel wreaking havoc in Mexico and the Arizona Border Recon led by Tim “Nailer” Foley, which is working to prevent Mexico’s drug wars from crossing into the United States.