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“At Night They Dance” wins Genie

Isabelle Lavigne and Stephane Thibault's La Nuit, Elles Dansent/At Night They Dance (pictured) took home the Ted Rogers award for best feature length documentary at the 32nd annual Genie Awards in Toronto.
March 9, 2012

La Nuit, Elles Dansent/At Night They Dance (pictured) took home the Ted Rogers award for best feature length documentary at the 32nd annual Genie Awards last night (March 8).

The film, which previously won the Hot Docs special jury prize for Canadian feature, took the feature doc prize at Thursday’s award ceremony in Toronto, honoring the best in Canada’s film industry. The doc focuses on a clan of women bellydancers in Cairo, and is directed by Isabelle Lavigne and Stephane Thibault.

At Night They Dance comes from a love affair with Egypt,” Lavigne said.

Elsewhere, the best short documentary winner went to Sirmilik, directed by Nunavut filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner). Kunuk’s short doc highlights the landscape and wildlife of Sirmilik National Park on North Baffin Island, and was part of National Parks Project.

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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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