The film looks at the impact of globalisation as a German smelting plant is disassembled to be rebuilt in China. The International Special Jury Prize went to Michael Skolnik's Without The King (US), an exploration of civil unrest in Swaziland, the last African nation with an absolute monarchy.
Runners-up included Irene Taylor Brodsky's Hear And Now (US) and Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern's The Devil Came On Horseback (US).
Toronto filmmaker Bryan Friedman's feature debut The Bodybuilder And I won the Best Canadian Feature Documentary prize. Friedman explored his relationship with his estranged father, a geriatric bodybuilder in the film. The Special Jury Prize went to Serge Gigueres' Driven By Dreams, a look at a group of senior citizens who have embraced their golden years with passion. Runners-up included John Zaritsky's The Suicide Tourist and Arturo Perez Torres' Super Amigos.
The Best Mid-Length Documentary Award (for films 30-59 minutes duration) went to Johanna Lunn's Forgiveness: Stories For Our Time (Canada). Other finalists in the category included Johanna Straub, Sandra Kulbach, Michaela Schaeuble and Nan Mellinger's Mothers - 4 Pieces (Germany) and Sonja Linden's No Man Is An Island (Finland).
The Best Short Documentary Award (for films up to 29 minutes in length) was presented to Arturo Cabanas' Man Up (US). Other finalists were Mark Craig's Talk To Me (US) and Kees van der Geest's Shit And Chicks (Netherlands).