C Karim Chrobog's documentary War Child won the 7th annual Tribeca Film Festival's audience Cadillac Award as the event came to a close last night [May 4].

Chrobog will receive a cash prize of $25,000 and an art award for his film, which chronicles the life of hip-hop artist and former Sudanese child soldier Emmanuel Jal.

'The entire War Child team is immensely grateful to the Tribeca Film Festival for giving us this extraordinary opportunity to show our film to the best audience in the world, New Yorkers,' Chrobog said. 'We hope receiving the Cadillac Award will spur more people to see the movie and listen to Emmanuel Jal's extraordinary music and journey and get involved in our dream of building a school in Emmanuel's home in South Sudan.'

'Our audiences fell in love with Emmanuel Jal through Karim's film,' festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal said. 'I hope this movie not only serves to entertain people but is a call to action to help the millions of children in Africa in need of food, education, and love.'

All other Tribeca winners were announced last week. A full list of winners can be found at www.tribecafilmfestival.org. The festival ran from April 23-May 4.