DocMiami International Film Festival
DocMiami International Film Festival
May 2010

Audience Award

After losing his wife to breast cancer and driven by the experience of raising three children on his own, Terry Hitchcock wanted to accomplish the impossible: to run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring awareness to the struggle of single-parent families. Narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton.

Best Documentary on a Contemporary Issue

'P.A.T.H.' (which stands for Preserving, Archiving and Teaching Hip-Hop History) is the new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Dan Perez. It documents the P.A.T.H. Hip-Hop Academy, the first ever summer camp of it's kind in Miami. During the four week camp, teenagers from ages 13-18 studied Hip-Hop history, the art of deejaying, emceeing (rapping), B-boying and B-girling (break-dancing), and urban art.
Best Feature Documentary:
Do It Again
Footsteps in Africa: A Nomadic Journey
The Shark is Still Working: The Impact and Legacy of JAWS
Best Documentary Short:
Finding D-QU: The Lonely Struggle of California's only Tribal College
She Wore Silver Wings          
The Sultans of the Bosphorus
Best Documentary on a Contemporary Issue:
Hot Flash Havoc
Women With Altitude           
Most Entertaining Documentary
Board Heads
Mwamba Ngoma
Best Historical Documentary
A Village Called Versailles
Through The Tunnel
To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen's Journey
Best Documentary Feature
Narrated by Chief Martin Brody himself, Roy Scheider, this feature-length documentary focuses squarely on the many ways Jaws has helped to shape the film industry and pop culture. Interviews with the cast and crew and prominent filmmakers whose careers have been duly influenced by the movie will give the viewer some insight as to why Jaws has earned a well-deserved place among the greatest classics Hollywood has ever produced.
Best Documentary Short
jeanThis is the true story of the WASPs (Women's Airforce Service Pilots) told by WASP, Jean Landis. Brave women pilots who, for the first time in the history of the United States, were recruited to volunteer their services in WWII by ferrying fighter planes, test flying new and repaired planes, and towing targets in the air for artillery practice. How the WASPs were formed, the incredible challenges they faced and the cause of their early demise. These heroic young women of the 1940's opened the door for today's military female pilots.
Best Historical Documentary
thruThis film gives a glimpse of the transition from the segregated to integrated school systems of the 1960's in Manatee County Florida. This is shown from the perspective of two legends from that transition, legendary high school football Coach Eddie Shannon, and former NFL player, Henry Lawrence,
who were part of the All-African-American Lincoln Memorial High School, which had a strong legacy in the African-American community, but had to be shut down to integrate previously All-White Manatee High School. The confusion, sadness, and anxiety of the transition is illustrated through their stories.
Most Entertaining Documentary
MOMz HOT ROCKs is a feature length music documentary on the emergence of mom rock bands around the United States, 2004-2007. Introducing the Mydols, Housewives on Prozac, Placenta, CandyBand and Frump, they'll rock your socks off and give a new twist to modern motherhood.