Outstanding Informational Programming—Long-Form

National Society of Television Arts and Sciences, Emmy Awards

2013

Silver Baton

Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award

2013

Nominee - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Director's Guild of America

2011

Best Documentary

Chicago Film Critics Assocation Awards

2011

Best Documentary

Independent Spirit Awards

2012

Special Jury Award

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

2011

"Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking" & "Best Direction"

Cinema Eye Honors

2012

Special Jury Award

Sheffield Doc/Fest

2011

Audience Award, Best Documentary

Philadelphia Cinefest

2011

Best Documentary

Miami International Film Festival

2011

Audience Award

Little Rock Film Festival

2011

Best Documentary, Best Director, and World Cinema Award

Documentary Edge (New Zealand)

2012

Nominated - Best Documentary

Satellite Awards

2011

Nominated - Best Documentary

Gotham Independent Film Awards

2011

Opening Night Selection

Aspen Ideas Festival

2011

Best Documentary

Minneapolis / St. Paul Film Festival

2011

Official Selection

South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival

2011

Official Selection - True Life Fund

True/False Film Festival

2011

Official Selection - World Premiere

Sundance Film Festival

2011

Finalist

Puma Creative Impact Awards

2013

Ed Marciniak Bright Star Award

Bright Promises Foundation

2013

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards

2013

Official Selection

The American Film Showcase

2012

Runner-up, Best Documentary

National Film Critics Association

2011

Film of the Year

Common Folk Award

2011

Best Documentary

African American Arts Alliance of Chicago Black Excellence Awards

2011

Official Selection

Tri Continental Film Festival, South Africa

2011

Official Selection

Nashville Film Festival

2011

Official Selection

Seattle International Film Festival

2011

Centerpiece screening

Silverdocs

2011

Official Selection

Maryland Film Festival

2011

Official Selection

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival

2011

Official Selection

Dallas International Film Festival

2011

Official Selection

Cleveland International Film Festival

2011