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Woolcock doc triumphs in Edinburgh

One Mile Away, a documentary from Brit filmmaker Penny Woolcock (pictured), has picked up the Michael Powell Award for best British film at the 66th Edinburgh Film Festival.
July 3, 2012

One Mile Away, a documentary from Brit filmmaker Penny Woolcock (pictured), has picked up the Michael Powell Award for best British film at the 66th Edinburgh Film Festival.

The documentary, a sequel of sorts to 2009′s fictional predecessor 1 Day, looks at the conflict between gang members in the British city of Birmingham.

Woolcock’s triumph comes after the director was last month honored with the Inspiration Award at the UK’s biggest documentary festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, where her archive-based film From the Sea to the Land Beyond played.

In a statement issued yesterday (July 2), Sheffield Doc/Fest director Heather Croall said: “Penny truly deserves this win at Edinburgh and I’m delighted that she’s getting the recognition she deserves.”

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