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POV’s “The Act of Killing” Wins PUMA Impact Award and “High Tech, Low Life” Wins Grierson Trust Award for Best Newcomer Documentary

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Last night, PUMA and The BRITDOC Foundation announced that Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing (POV 2014) won the 2013 PUMA Impact Award. The Act of Killing investigates a murderous, oft-forgotten chapter of Indonesia’s history.

Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco’s Give Up Tomorrow (POV 2012) was included among the five PUMA Impact Award finalists. Each year, the PUMA Impact Award celebrates and honors documentary films that have made significant, positive impact on society of the environment.

Stephen Maing’s High Tech, Low Life (POV 2013) won the CTVC Best Newcomer Documentary Grierson Award at the 41st British Documentary Awards on Friday, November 8. View the full list of 2013 Grierson Award winners.

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POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.