November 1, 1997

1997 IDA Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards Nominees

From  Carlos Bosch's <em>Cuba's Rafters [Balseros]</em>

Feature Documentaries Nominees

CUBA'S RAFTERS [BALSEROS] 
Televisió de Catalunya; Carlos Bosch

DONKA, X-RAY OF AN AFRICAN HOSPITAL [RADIOSKOPIE D'UN HÔPITAL AFRICAIN]
Les Films de la Passerelle-C.B.A.; Thierry Michel

A HEALTHY BABY GIRL
Judith Helfand

MANDELA
Jonathan Demme, Angus Gibson Edward Saxon and Jo Menell

PAUL MONETTE: THE BRINK OF SUMMER'S END
Lesli Klainberg and Monte Bramer

SCARY MAN [VOGELVRIJ]
Albert Elings and Eugenie Jansen

SICK: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF BOB FLANAGAN, SUPERMASOCHIST
Kirby Dick

SOUL IN THE HOLE
Lilibet Foster and Danielle Gardner

TAKEN FOR A RIDE
Jim Klein and Martha Olson

UNDER WRAPS
Penny Wheelwright and Teresa Maclnnes

WACO: THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
Dan Gifford, Amy Sommer Gifford and William Gazecki

 

Short Documentaries Nominees

BUBBEH LEE & ME
Andy Abrahams Wilson

THE BURNING BARREL
Tim Schwab and Christina Craton

MEMORIES DO NOT BURN
Paul Dokuchitz and Marianne McCune

OTHER PEOPLE'S WARS
Michal Bukojemski

SANDRA'S WEB: A MOTHER'S DIARY
Beverly Peterson

 

ABCNEWS VideoSource Nominees

BEYOND BARBED WIRE
Terri DeBono and Steve Rosen

BIG JIM FOLSOM: THE TWO FACES OF POPULISM
Robert Clem

THE LONG WAY HOME
Rabbi Marvin Hier. Richard Trank and Mark Jonathan Harris

THE ROSENBERG FILE: CASE CLOSED
Jan Legnitto

TAKEN FOR A RIDE
Jim Klein and Martha Olson

 

IDA/Pare Lorentz Nominees

CUBA'S RAFTERS [BALSEROS]
Televisión de Catalunya; Carlos Bosch

DONKA, X-RAY OF AN AFRICAN HOSPITAL [RADIOSKOPIE D'UN HÔPITAL AFRICAIN]
Les Films de la Passerelle-C.B.A.; Thierry Michel

FEAR AND LEARNING AT HOOVER ELEMENTARY
Tracey Trench and Laura Angelica Sim6n

MANDELA
Jonathan Demme, Angus Gibson and Jo Menell

A WORLD BENEATH THE WAR
Janet Gardner and Pham Quoc Thai

 

IDA/David L. Wolper Nominees

BEAUTY BEFORE AGE
Johnny Symons Stanford University

CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
Heather Lighston and Sandra Williams University of Southern California

JESSE'S GONE
Michael S. Smith and Tyrone E. Smith University of California-Berkeley

JULES AT EIGHT
Mark Becker Stanford University

THE TOWN THAT JACK BUILT
Rebecca Campbell University of Texas-Austin

WATERSHED KEEPER
Sandra Lee Sheffield San Francisco State University

WAYNE FREEDMAN'S NOTEBOOK
Aaron Lubasky Stanfbod University

WHOSE WALL IS IT ANYWAY?
Kelli Martin and Marcia Donalds New York University

 

Limited Series: Nominees

CADILLAC DESERT
Executive Producers: Jonathan Taplin and Sandra Itkoff
Producer/Director: Jon Else and Linda Harrar
Based on Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner, and Last Oasis by Sandra Postel
A Production of Trans Pacific Films and KTEH Public Television
Distributed by PBS and Columbia TriStar Television

THE COMING PLAGUE
Executive Producer: Jacoba Atlas
Producer/Writer: Sam Hurst
Director/Writer: Ned Judge
A Production of Turner Original Productions: Pat Mitchell, Executive Producer; Vivian Schiller, Senior Producer

DAWN OF THE EYE
Series Conceived and Produced by Mark Starowicz
Producer and Co-Writer: Gene Allen
Co-Producer: Julia Bennett
A Co-Production of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and BBC News and Current Affairs, in association with The History Channel

THE GREAT WAR AND THE SHAPING OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Executive Producer: Blaine Baggett
Chief Historian and Co-Producer: Jay Winter
Series Producer: Carl Byker
A Co-Production of KCET and the BBC, in association with The Imperial War Museum

WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE: THE RISE OF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT IN AMERICA
Executive Producer: Calvin Skaggs Series
Producer: David Van Taylor Chief
Consultant: William Martin
Presented by South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV), in association with the Independent Television Service

 

Strand Program: Nominees

THE BURGER AND THE KING: THE LIFE AND CUISINE OF ELVIS PRESLEY
Arena (BBC Television); Cinemax Reel Life (HBO)
Produced by David March
Directed by James Marsh
Based on the Book by David Adler Arena Series Editor: Anthony Wall

LOVE STORY
Timewatch (BBC Documentaries) Executive Producer: Laurence Rees
Produced and Directed by Catrine Clay
Distributed by BBC World wide

MAN RAY: PROPHET OF THE AVANT GARDE
American Masters
Excutive Producer: Susan Lacy
Produced and Directed by Mel Stuart
Written by Neil Baldwin, based on his book
Co-Producer: William Cartwright
A Production of Thirteen/WNET

MUHAMMAD ALI
Reputations (BBC Television)
Executive Producer: Tim Kirby
Produced and Directed by Martin Davidson
A Production of BBC Documentaries

WITHOUT PITY: A FILM ABOUT ABILITIES
America Undercover (HBO)
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Coordinating Producer: Jonathan Moss
Produced, Written and Directed by Michael Mierendorf
Distributed by Home Box Office

 

AKNOWLEDGMENTS

Features Nominating Committee

Co-Chairs: Ann Hassett and Lynne Littman
Committee: Traci Brown, Johanna Demetrakas, Tracy Fowler, Lauren Lexton, Lauren Malkasian, Bryan McKenzie, Amanda Pope, Linda Reavely, Pierre Sauvage, Tracy Seretean, Tony Silver, Brian Wakil, Margot Winchester

Shorts Nominating Committee

Chair: Rich Samuels
Committee: Sven Berkemeier, Kris Curry, Tom Gianakopoulos, Paige Olson, Greg Orr, Greg Vogel

Limited Series and Strand Program Committee

Co-Chairs: Marilyn Engle and Steven Roche
Committee: Sven Berkemeirer, Stephen Kulczycki, Jilann Spitzmiller, Gail Willumsen

Blue Ribbon Committee

Bill Coucurie, Marina Goldovskaya, Ann Hassett, David Haugland, Lynne Littman, Betsy A. Mclane, Richard Pearce

David L. Wolper Student Award Committee

Chair: John Mason
Committee: Claire Aguilar, Kate Amend, Paula Kessler, Craig McTurk, Todd Nelson

Pare Lorentz Panel

Erik Barnouw, William Drennen, Elizabeth Lorentz, Pare Lorentz Jr., Sanford Low

Awards Committee Coordinators

Pamela Steinman and Edward J. Holub, Jr.

Awards Gala

Chair: Thelma Vickroy
Co-Chair: Steven Roche
Gala Coordinator: Kimberly Tamny Live Show Director: Terry Thompson Writers: Gregory Orr, Jack Kaplan Clips Editor: Bryan McKenzie
Editing Facility: FilmRoos
Pre-Recorded Piano Music: Vivienne
Photographer: Greg Schwarcz
IDA Award Design: Harrison Engle
IDA Motion Logo Designer: Kevin Haug
Trophy Presentation: Apple Via

Program Book

Publisher: Betsy A. Mclane
Editor: Timothy J. Lyons
Assistant Editor: Thomas White Art
Direction: Nancy Hards
Advertising: Michael Margolis and David Haugland
Printing: National Promotions and Advertising

DocuFest

Publicity: Stephanie Mardesich and Angela Dickson
For the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ian Birnie, Jamie Dorfman, Joe Garza, Elvi n Whitesides

IDA Staff

Executive Director: Betsy A. Mclane
Special Projects Coordinator: Grace Ouchida
Editor/Administrator: Timothy J. Lyons
Membership Coordinator: Dale Zackery

Event Volunteers

Laura Almo, Traci Brown, Joseph Coplans, Neil Fitzpatrick, Ed Landler, Audrey Sacco, Benjamkin Schick, Pamela Steinman, Kathryn Turnas

Special Thanks

Mel Stuart;
Acqua Della Madonna;
Nancy Clark and The Laugh Factory;
Robertson Production Center: Ben Bennett;
CCS: Jennifer Crane, Lisa Muldowney and Bob Fisher;
Eastman Kodak: Judy Doherty and Michael Zakula;
Lance Webster and PBS.

Our Appreciation to

FOTO KEM, for providing us with a 35mm trailer of the IDA logo at DOCtober screenings

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