Five films have been selected as recipients of the 1992 Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards, presented by the Intl. Documentary Assn.The recipients are: “A Brief History of Time,” produced by David Hickman and directed by Errol Morris; “Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance vs. Judas Priest,” produced and directed by David Van Taylor; And, “Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse,” produced by George Zaloom and Les Mayfield and directed by Fax Bahr; “History and Memory: For Akiki and Takashige,” produced and directed by Rea Tajiri; and “Liberators: Fighting in Two Fronts in World War II,” produced and directed by William Miles and Nina Rosenblum. At the same time, the IDA will present its Career Achievement Award to former CBS newsman Walter Cronkite and its Scholarship and Preservation Award to Robert Rosen, director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Also being honored is USC grad Lisa Kors, who will receive the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Award for her film “Shayna Maidels: Orthodox Jewish Girls.” The awards will be presented Oct. 23 at the IDA’s eighth annual awards banquet at the Biltmore Hotel.
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