Documentary about Cambodia picks up several new awards, including top prize at Full Frame.
At the recent Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC, the grand jury award went to Enemies of the People by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath. The pair also won the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award.
Lemkin’s London-based Old Street Films is currently in active negotiations for theatrical distribution in the US and UK.
The prizes continue the winning streak for Enemies of the People, which also won best documentary at Beldocs in Belgrade last weekend. The film previously won a Special Jury Award at Sundance, the Outstanding Documentary Ward at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize at One World in Prague, and the True Life Award at True/False. The film, an investigative yet personal exploration about Cambodia’s Killing Fields, was 10 years in the making.
Rob Lemkin said: “It’s really great that juries and audiences around the world are reacting so excitedly to this film. It has something important to say about the human condition and we hope it will continue to reach and affect audiences for many years to come.”
The film’s forthcoming screenings include Newport Beach Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Hot Docs, and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
Also at Full Frame, the audience prize went to Lucy Walker’s Waste Land and the Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award went to Robin Hessman’s My Perestroika.