Oscar winner & director of The Cove wins Banff Green Grand Prize

Louie Psihoyos, Oscar winner & director of The Cove wins Banff Green Grand Prize

The Cove” is a documentary I love and highly recommend. It was my pleasure to see Louie Psihoyos, Oscar Winner and director of The Cove won the Green Grand Prize at the 2010 Banff World TV Festival.

In Louie‘s acceptance speech, Louie talked about measuring a documentary’s success in terms of the people you changed. And a movie as a “Weapon of Mass Construction”, something that changes millions of people’s life. “We are not making movies, we are trying to start a movement.

Here is the award winning trailer (yes, the trailer won award too) of the Oscar winning documentary.

The following is from the press release.

GREEN GRAND PRIZE
Green Grand Prize: Louie Psihoyos, Oscar Winner and director of The Cove. The prize recognizes outstanding achievement in creating public awareness and understanding of environmental issues through the use of visual media. Psihoyos was selected as a result of nominations received from all around the world, honouring his tremendous impact on a global level. Dr. David Suzuki, president of the Banff Green Jury, presented the award to Mr. Psihoyos.”

2 Responses to Oscar winner & director of The Cove wins Banff Green Grand Prize

  1. […] – Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie is one cool movie at the 2010 CIFF and kicking off the 2010/2011 season of Doc Soup. Check out the 6 “Force of Nature” clips at NFB. As a sushi lover, watching clip 6 “Bluefin Tuna Auction” really made me think. (On a personal note, it was great seeing Suzuki in person for the second time at the 2010 Banff World TV Festival talking about another great documentary “The Cove”.) […]

  2. […] – Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie is one cool movie at the 2010 CIFF and kicking off the 2010/2011 season of Doc Soup. Check out the 6 “Force of Nature” clips at NFB. As a sushi lover, watching clip 6 “Bluefin Tuna Auction” really made me think. (On a personal note, it was great seeing Suzuki in person for the second time at the 2010 Banff World TV Festival talking about another great documentary “The Cove”.) […]

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