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SilverDocs: ‘The Garden’ and ‘The English Surgeon’ Take Top Prizes

Photograph Courtesy of SilverDocs.

Scott Hamilton’s documentary The Garden, which follows the dispute over the selling of the 14-acre South Central Farm in Los Angeles, was awarded the Sterling U.S. Award, while Geoffrey Smith’s The English Surgeon, about a British neurosurgeon performing a high-risk operation on an Ukrainian man, took the award for world feature. The audience awards for both feature and short documentary films will be announced later today.

The winners:

Sterling US Feature Award
The Garden

Special Jury Mention
Trouble the Water

Sterling World Feature Award
The English Surgeon

Special Jury Mention
The Red Race

Sterling Short Award
What Would the Drop Know About That?

Honorable Mentions
Ground Floor Right and One Day

Music Documentary Award
Throw Down Your Heart

Cinematic Vision Award
The Order of Myths

Witness Award
Pray the Devil Back to Hell

American Film/SilverDocs Award
Kassim the Dream

Writer Guild of America Documentary Screenplay Award
Forbidden Lie$

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