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“Undefeated” triumphs at 2012 Oscars

Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin's Undefeated (pictured), a film documenting the struggles of a Memphis football team and their devoted coach, has picked up the Oscar for best documentary feature at the 84th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.
February 26, 2012

Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s Undefeated (pictured), a film documenting the struggles of a Memphis football team and their devoted coach, has picked up the Oscar for best documentary feature at the 84th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.

The film, produced by Spitfire Pictures, beat Wim Wenders’ Pina, Danfung Dennis’s Hell and Back Again, Marshall Curry’s If a Tree Falls and Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory to take the prize.

Undefeated debuted last year at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and was subsequently picked up The Weinstein Company for distribution.

Musician Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs recently came on board as an executive producer for the film, and a Hollywood remake of the story is reportedly in the works.

Elsewhere at the Oscars ceremony, the Academy Award for best documentary short went to Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Saving Face.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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