Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, directors of the Paradise Lost trilogy among other documentaries, will be honored at this year’s Charles Guggenheim Symposium, part of the Silverdocs documentary festival and conference.
The directors are to be honored for their collective and individual contributions to the doc genre, including the three films in the Paradise Lost series, which focused on the case of the West Memphis Three. One of the three men featured in the trilogy, Jason Baldwin, will also be in attendance at the symposium.
“Few filmmakers can compare to Berlinger and Sinofsky for their tenacious and unrelenting commitment to raw truth,” said Sky Sitney, festival director, who added that the filmmakers “persistently utilize the power of the cinematic image until change is dramatically effected in the real world.”
Past Guggenheim honourees include Barbara Kopple, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Spike Lee, Albert Maysles, Frederick Wiseman, and Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker.
The 10th anniversary edition of Silverdocs takes place from June 18-24 in Silver Spring, Maryland.