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“Interrupters,” “We Were Here” vie for Indie Spirit doc prize

Gang violence doc The Interrupters (pictured) and AIDS doc We Were Here are among the films vying for the Best Documentary prize at the 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, while Alma Har'el's Bombay Beach and Danfung Dennis's Hell and Back Again compete in the Truer Than Fiction category.
November 30, 2011

Gang violence doc The Interrupters (pictured) and AIDS doc We Were Here are among the films vying for the Best Documentary prize at the 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, while Alma Har’el’s Bombay Beach and Danfung Dennis’s Hell and Back Again compete in the Truer Than Fiction category.

In the Best Documentary category, the other nominees are Jarreth Merz’s An African Election, Richard Press’s Bill Cunningham New York, and Eric Strauss’s The Redemption of General Butt Naked.

In the battle for the Truer Than Fiction Award, Bombay Beach and Hell and Back compete against Heather Courtney’s Where Soldiers Come From.

The 27th annual Indie Spirit awards ceremony will be held February 25 at the beach in Santa Monica, and broadcast by IFC. Last year’s Best Doc winner was Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop.

About The Author
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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