Rodrigo Reyes’ immigration-themed film wins big…
The 38-year-old Mexican film director’s Mexican immigrant tale Sansón and Me has been named the Best Film at the United Kingdom’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Set between Mexico and the United States, it explores the journey of a Mexican man who was orphaned as a child and ends up serving two life sentences for first-degree murder in California’s Bay State Prison.
Special mentions went to Ukrainian director Volodymyr Tykhyy’s One Day in Ukraine and Lebanese filmmaker Nadim Mishlawi’s After the End of the World.
In other awards, Dutch filmmaker Rosa Ruth Boesten’s won Best First Feature for Master of Light, a biopic about classical painter George Anthony Morton, who spent a decade in federal prison in the U.S. for dealing drugs before finding his calling.