'Inequality for All' Wins Sundance Award

January 27th, 2013
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Article Updated: 4:19 pm 27 January 2013

Econintersect:  The Robert Reich - Jacob Kornbluth film about the causes and consequences of the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) took home one of 34 top breakingnews130pxawards from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Utah at Saturday night's (16 January 2013) award ceremonies.  Inequality for All took an award for achievement in film making (U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking).  The top award for documentary films went to Blood Brother, a film about HIV/AIDS children in India and the work of a young American there.

Follow up:

The top award for foreign documentary films went to A River Changes Course, a film depicting the lives of three families along the various regions of the Tonile Sap River in Cambodia.

GEI News reported twice on Inequality for All when it was greeted with wide acclaim at its debut at Sundance on January 19.  At the awards ceremony it was one of 13 documentary films recognized with a top award.

The top awards for the 2013 festival went to Fruitvale (U.S. Grand Jury Prize, dramatic and Audience Award, U.S. dramatic) and Blood Brother (U.S. Grand Jury Prize, documentary and Audience Award, U.S. documentary).  Fruitvale and Blood Brother were the only two films to garner more than one award.  Fruitvale is a drama based on a 2009 convenience store shooting by police in the town of the same name in the bay area of California.

There were more than 9,000 films submitted to the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and 200 finalists.  Of the 200, 32 took home top awards.

Here is the list of the 13 documentary films receiving awards:

U.S. Documentary

  • Blood Brother: U.S. Grand Jury Prize
  • Blood Brother: Audience Award
  • Cutie and the Boxer: Directing Award
  • Dirty Wars: Cinematography Award
  • Inequality for All: Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking
  • American Promise: Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking
  • Gideon's Army: Editing Award

World Cinema Documentary

  • A River Changes Course: Grand Jury Prize
  • The Square: Audience Award
  • The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear: Directing Award
  • Who Is Dayani Cristal?: Cinematography Award
  • Pussy Riot — A Punk Prayer: Special Jury Award for Punk Spirit
  • The Summit: Editing Award

Short Film

  • Skinningrove: Jury Award, non-fiction


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