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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.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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