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BAFTA New York Co-Presenting at DOC NYC

14 October 2011

BAFTA New York Co-Presenting "Louisiana Story," winner of t he first BAFTA Documentary Award in 1948 at DOC NYC in November.
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DOC NYC is a new festival celebrating documentary storytelling in film, photography, prose and other media. NYC November 2-10, 2011

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced that it will be adding a new category to the Orange British Academy Film Awards to recognise documentary feature films.

This year at DOC NYC, BAFTA New York is the co-presenter of "Louisiana Story," winner of the first BAFTA Documentary Award in 1948. This film will be presented as part of the "Tribute to Richard Leacock."

Co-presented by BAFTA New York and The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. In his final film, Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North) hired the young Richard Leacock to film the story of oil exploration in the bayou through the eyes of a Cajun boy. The exquisite cinematography helped the film win the first BAFTA award for documentary (a category reinstated this year after a long hiatus). For Leacock, it was a seminal experience that would inform the rest of his career.

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Louisiana Story information and screening details