Director Spike Lee's "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" has garnered the Pare Lorentz Award given to the film that best represents the activist spirit and lyrical vision of the legendary filmmaker.
The IDA ABCNEWS VideoSource Award, given to the documentary that best utilizes television news footage as an integral component of the work, will go to "Sputnik Mania," directed by David Hoffman, about the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik 50 years ago, and what happened in America in the year that followed.
Showtime's "This American Life," created by Ira Glass/Chicago Public Radio and directed by Chris Wilcha, has been tapped to receive the Continuing Series (four individual programs that best represent the series) award.
The fourth winner is the four-part PBS series, "The Supreme Court," directed by Thomas Lennon, focussing on the history, impact, and drama of America's highest court. It won IDA's Limited Seires award for consecutive episodes with a specific theme.
The winners will be feted at the 2007 IDA Awards at the Directors Guild of America Theater on December 7.
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