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The 1997 IDA Documentary Awards November 1997

We honor the finalists and winners of the 13th Annual IDA Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards.

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  • A group of young people balance on a raft, from Carlos Bosch's 'Cuba's Rafters [Balseros].'

    1997 IDA Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards Nominees

    Feature Documentaries Nominees CUBA'S RAFTERS [...
  • A crowded room of smiling faces from Robert Clem's 'Big Jim Folsom: The Faces of Populism.'

    1997 ABCNEWS VideoSource Award: Big Jim Folson: The Two Faces of Populism

  • Steven Spielberg leans on a Panavision camera.

    1997 Amicus Awards: Steven Spielberg and the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

    Steven Spielberg is one of the world's most...
  • A man stands on a podium with a giant poster that reads 'Kane' in the back. Most first-time viewers of 'Citizen Kane'  don't realize that the News on the March short that opens the film is a clever parody of a series of theatrical shorts produced by Time, Inc.

    Documentary and News... News and Documentary

    Documentary began, of course, before television...
  • A woman walks with a photo of Nelson Mandela projected onto the background.

    1997 Pare Lorentz Award Winner: 'Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation'

    This award recognizes films that demonstrate...