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    Zeitlin Benha’s "Beasts of the Southern Wild" won Sundance Independent Film festival

     

    Zeitlin Benha’s "Beasts of the Southern Wild,", won the award for Best Independent Film in the 64th edition of Sundance Independent film festival, which ended Saturday in Park City, State of Utah. The film tells the story of a six year old girl who lives with her terminally ill father in a small community in the Mississippi delta "We had more freedom to do this movie than you ever thought it could have a rookie director in America," said Zeitlin.

     

    "The House I Live In" by Eugene Jarecki, won the Prize for Best Documentary.

     

    The film "Violet is a los Cielos Fue," Chilean Andrés Wood, won the Award for Best Foreign Film. "Violet is a los Cielos Fue," a co-production in Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Spain, talks about the tumultuous and exciting life of Chilean folk singer Violeta Parra, who died in February 1967.

     

    Another Chilean film "Young & Wild", the director Marialy Rivas, won the prize for best screenplay, written by itself in partnership with Camila Rivas Gutierrez and Pedro Peirano.

     

    The International Award for Best Documentary went to the Israeli film "The Law in These Parts," directed by Raanan Alexandrowicz, which describes the military system in the occupied Palestinian territories Hebrew.

     

    The Jury Special Prize went to the Turkish film "Can" of Rasit Celikezer in ex-aequo with the documentary "Love Free or Die" by Macky Alston, "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," by Alison Klayman, and "Searching Sugarman is, "Malik Bendjelloul.

     

    The audiance prize went to the co-production American-Indian "Valley of the Saints" by Musa Syeed, for "The Surrogate", Ben Lewin, and the American documentary "The Invisible War" Kirby Dick.

     

    The award Next: - which distinguishes small budget movies - went to the U.S. Mike Birbiglia, the film "Sleepwalk With Me."

     

    A tribute to producer Bingham Ray, an independent film promoter who died Monday during the course of the Festival opened the ceremony.

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