The Kill Team and The Rocket win top honours at the Tribeca Film Festival 2013
Friday 26 April 2013
The Laos adventure The Rocket and the Afghanistan War documentary The Kill Team have taken top prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival.
In an awards ceremony last night in New York, festival jurors selected Kim Mordaunt's The Rocket for best narrative film and its 10-year-old star won best actor. The young Sitthiphon Disamoe stars as Aholo, who enters a rocket festival to help save his poverty-stricken family that's been uprooted for the construction of a dam.
Taking best documentary was Dan Krauss' The Kill Team, an examination of the so-named group of US soldiers charged with killing Afghan civilians.
The festival also awarded its first recipient of the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize, an award for female filmmakers. The prize went to writer-director Meera Menon. Her first film, Farah Goes Bang, chronicles friends making a road trip to campaign for John Kerry during the 2004 presidential election.
The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival ends Sunday.
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