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SXSW ’15: “Peace Officer” takes audience award

Days after winning a grand jury prize at the Austin conference and festival, Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber's film has also nabbed an audience award.
March 23, 2015

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.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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