Days after winning the grand jury prize for documentary at South by Southwest, Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber’s Peace Officer has also claimed the audience award for documentary feature – competition.
The film examines the increasing militarization of America’s police forces through the eyes of a former sheriff and semi-retired private investigator.
The audience award winner in the Documentary Spotlight program was A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story, directed by Sara Hirsh Bordo. In the Festival Favorites category, the critically-acclaimed The Look of Silence from Joshua Oppenheimer took the audience award.
South by Southwest Film ran from March 13-21.