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“Stories We Tell” takes DGC doc award

Sarah Polley's feature documentary debut took the Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards held in Toronto over the weekend.
October 28, 2013

Sarah Polley’s documentary directorial debut continued to gain accolades over this past weekend, with Stories We Tell taking the Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards in Toronto.

The film was up for the honor against Vanishing Point by Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs; Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children from Patrick Reed; and Playing a Dangerous Game from John Walker.

Also recognized this past Saturday with the DGC’s Lifetime Achievement Award was director John N. Smith, who, in addition to his feature and narrative work on such films as 1995′s Dangerous Minds and the docudrama The Boys of St. Vincent, was a staff director at the National Film Board of Canada and helmed such docs as Welcome to Canada and The New Boys.

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