For Sama directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts wins the top prize for Best Feature at the 35th IDA (International Documentary Association) Awards.
NAME OF FILM: THE RAFT
DIRECTOR(S): Marcus Lindeen
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: In 1973, eleven people crossed the Atlantic by raft. The reconstruction of a controversial social experiment, awarded at the CPH:DOX festival in Copenhagen.
The International Documentary Association announced the 35th IDA Documentary Awards Nominees along with the Courage Under Fire Award honoree Waad Al-Kataeb, director of For Sama.
Metrograph Pictures will release The Raft, the documentary about the 1970s infamous social experiment known as “The Sex Raft.”
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‘The Raft’ by the Swedish director Marcus Lindeen, which tells the story of one of the strangest social experiments of all times ,and told by those who took part in it, took the top prize – the Dox:Award 2018 at the 15th edition of CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival.