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“Bully,” “Interrupters,” “Never Sorry” win duPont-Columbia Awards

Steve James's The Interrupters (pictured), Lee Hirsch's Bully and Alison Klayman's Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry are among the feature docs to win Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards this year.
January 23, 2013

Steve James’s The Interrupters (pictured), Lee Hirsch’s Bully and Alison Klayman’s Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry are among the feature docs to win Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards this year.

The awards – one of broadcast journalism’s highest honors – are given out annually by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Klayman’s Never Sorry was praised as “an intimate and compelling documentary about an extraordinary man on the cusp of history in China,” while Bully was billed as “a vivid portrait of what it is like to grow up as an underdog in America today.”

Meanwhile, the school praised The Interrupters as “remarkable documentary journalism that explained urban violence and its causes, effects and solutions.”

The full list of duPont-Columbia winners and honorees can be found here.

Previous feature docs to have been honored with the duPont-Columbia prize include The English Surgeon, Hell and Back Again and The Trials of Darryl Hunt.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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