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Winners: Best of the Best at Sundance

By Julie Fink
Posted On Feb 01, 2016
Winners: Best of the Best at Sundance

The prestigious Sundance Film Festival wrapped yesterday while five well deserved winners took home their coveted Grand Jury prizes. You’ll probably be seeing some of these in a theater near you and/or Netflix soon!

U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
The Birth of a Nation

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Based on true events, The Birth of a Nation is the long-awaited story Nat Turner, the American-born slave who would lead the most successful slave rebellion in American history.

The Birth of a Nation also picked up the Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic, Presented by Acura.

U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
Weiner

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Weiner deftly teeters the line between political farce and personal tragedy, exposing Anothony Weiner, the ex-congressman’s hubris while highlighting the sheer ugliness of the media’s takedown of his family.

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
Sand Storm

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A story of tradition, modernity, and divided family, Sand Storm upends expectations. At its core, Elite Zexer’s mesmerizing debut feature portrays the emotionally layered relationship between mother and daughter, both bound by custom while struggling to adapt to a changing world.

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
Sonita

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An intimate portrait of creativity and womanhood, Sonita highlights the rarely seen intricacies and shifting contrasts of Iranian society through the lens of an artist and rapper who is defining the next generation.

Short Film Grand Jury Prize: Presented by YouTube
Thunder Road (13 min)

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Officer Arnaud loved his mom.