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‘A Hard Name’ takes Best Doc Genie Award

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has recognized ex-convict doc A Hard Name as the Best Feature Length Documentary at the Genie Awards. The film, from Kristina McLaughlin, Michael McMahon and Alan Zweig, gave an intimate look at ex-cons as they talk about their lives in prison and what it's like on the outside. A Hard Name beat out nominees Larry Weinstein, Rudolf Biermann and Jessica Daniel for Inside Hana's Suitcase, Claude Demers for Les dames en bleu / Ladies in Blue, Patricia Aquino and Paul Saltzman for Prom Night in Mississippi and Mila Aung-Thwin, Kat Baulu, Brett Gaylor, Germaine Ying-Gee Wong for RiP: A Remix Manifesto. The Best Short Documentary winner was The Delian Mode, presented to Kara Blake and Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre. The Delian Mode spotlights the life and work of influential electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. Other nominees in the category are Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre for Passages and Peter Mettler, Sandy Hunter and Laura Severinac for Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands.
April 13, 2010

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has recognized ex-convict doc A Hard Name as the Best Feature Length Documentary at the Genie Awards. The film, from Kristina McLaughlin, Michael McMahon and Alan Zweig, gave an intimate look at ex-cons as they talk about their lives in prison and what it’s like on the outside. A Hard Name beat out nominees Larry Weinstein, Rudolf Biermann and Jessica Daniel for Inside Hana’s Suitcase, Claude Demers for Les dames en bleu / Ladies in Blue, Patricia Aquino and Paul Saltzman for Prom Night in Mississippi and Mila Aung-Thwin, Kat Baulu, Brett Gaylor, Germaine Ying-Gee Wong for RiP: A Remix Manifesto. The Best Short Documentary winner was The Delian Mode, presented to Kara Blake and Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre. The Delian Mode spotlights the life and work of influential electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. Other nominees in the category are Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre for Passages and Peter Mettler, Sandy Hunter and Laura Severinac for Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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