AWARDS

2006        27th ANNUAL News & documentary Emmy® AWARDS - Best Documentary for Born into Brothels

2005        77TH ACADEMY AWARDS® - Best Documentary Feature for Born into Brothels

2005        FLYING ELEPHANTS FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

2005        LUCIE HUMANITARIAN AWARD

2005        IFP INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS DIRECTV/IFC  - Truer Than Fiction Award

2004         L.A. FILM CRITICS - Best Documentary of the Year

2004        INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION - Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award

2004         NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW - Best Documentary of the Year

2004         SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - Audience Award

2004         HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - Nestor Almendros Prize for Courage in Filmmaking

2004         SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Best Documentary Award

2004         SILVERDOCS FILM FESTIVAL - Audience Award

2004         FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL - Audience Award

2004         ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL - Turner Broadcasting Audience Award

2004         NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL - Best Documentary and Audience Awards

2004         CLEVELAND FILM FESTIVAL - Audience Award

2004        AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Audience Award

2004         BERMUDA FILM FESTIVAL - Best Documentary and Audience Awards

2004         DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL - Best Documentary, Filmmaker's and Audience Awards

2004         NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL - Special Merit Award

2004         ARTIVIST FILM FESTIVAL - Children's Day Award

2004         SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Audience Award

2004        BENDFILM - Audience Award and Best Score

2004        CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - The Gold Hugo for Best Documentary and the Level Above the Rest prize

2004        HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL - Audience Award

2004         PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL - Best Documentary

2004        ASHLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Best Documentary

2004        PLANETE DOC REVIEW, WARSAW - Best Documentary

2002        SUNDANCE INSTITUTE - grant for Born Into Brothels

2002        JEROME FOUNDATION - grant for Born Into Brothels

2002        NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, grant for Born Into Brothels

2001        HOWARD CHAPNICK GRANT, New York

2000        WORLD PRESS PHOTO FOUNDATION, Amsterdam - 1st prize, daily life stories

2000        DOROTHEA LANGE-PAUL TAYLOR PRIZE, Center for Documentary Studies, N.C.

2000        LOWER EAST SIDE PRINTSHOP, New York - Special Editions Fellowship

2000        ALICIA PATTERSON FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP, Washington D.C. 

1999        OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP, New York

1998        NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS FELLOWSHIP 

1998        LIGHT WORK ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE, Syracuse, New York 

1996        WORLD PRESS PHOTO FOUNDATION MASTER CLASS, Amsterdam

1996       NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS FELLOWSHIP 

1995        NPPA, Pictures of the Year award - Global News Picture Story - Female Infanticide 

1992        EDDIE ADAMS WORKSHOP V - 1st prize, Eastman Kodak Grant