Laura Poitras is a documentary film director and producer. Her 2006 film My Country, My Country was nominated for an Oscar. Her 2010 film The Oath won the "Excellence in Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary" at the 2010 Sundance film festival.In February 2010, Poitras won the "True Vision Award" at the True/False Film Festival. The award is for filmmakers whose work shows a dedication to the creative advancement of the art of nonfiction film making..
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Film News: Indie drama takes two awards at New York ceremony -- Indie drama "Winter's Bone" picked up notable awards-season momentum Monday night when writer-director Debra Granik's pic topped the list of winners at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Film News: "Waste Land," "Bhutto" among docs to be feted at Dec. 3 event -- The International Documentary Association has named the recipients of this year's special awards to be given at a ceremony at the DGA Theater on Friday.