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HBO sweeps doc kudos

'Brothels,' 'Mighty' take home the trophies

HBO’s documentary division swept the nonfiction field on Sunday, earning kudos for the best doc, “Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids” and for best short subject doc, “Mighty Times: The Children’s March.””Born Into Brothels,” directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman, was a co-production with ThinkFilm. Last year’s Oscar-nominated doc, “Capturing the Friedmans,” was released to theaters by Magnolia Pictures and on homevid by HBO. Last year, HBO financed three Oscar-nominated docs, including “My Architect” and “Balseros.”

“Mighty Times,” a 40-minute doc about the civil rights movement, was directed by Bobby Houston and Robert Hudson.

The trophies confer further accolades on HBO exec VP of original programming Sheila Nevins, who has for years made the division the first port of call for doc producers.

Even at a time when docs have become a big-money theatrical business, Nevins has continued to back long- and shortform docs, including those with theatrical runs before airing on cable.

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