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“Interrupters,” “We Were Here” vie for Indie Spirit doc prize

Gang violence doc The Interrupters (pictured) and AIDS doc We Were Here are among the films vying for the Best Documentary prize at the 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, while Alma Har'el's Bombay Beach and Danfung Dennis's Hell and Back Again compete in the Truer Than Fiction category.
November 30, 2011

Gang violence doc The Interrupters (pictured) and AIDS doc We Were Here are among the films vying for the Best Documentary prize at the 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, while Alma Har’el’s Bombay Beach and Danfung Dennis’s Hell and Back Again compete in the Truer Than Fiction category.

In the Best Documentary category, the other nominees are Jarreth Merz’s An African Election, Richard Press’s Bill Cunningham New York, and Eric Strauss’s The Redemption of General Butt Naked.

In the battle for the Truer Than Fiction Award, Bombay Beach and Hell and Back compete against Heather Courtney’s Where Soldiers Come From.

The 27th annual Indie Spirit awards ceremony will be held February 25 at the beach in Santa Monica, and broadcast by IFC. Last year’s Best Doc winner was Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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