At the 60th Directors Guild of America Awards held in Los Angeles this Saturday, January 26, Danish director Asger Leth was awarded for best documentary for his feaure-length "Ghosts of Cité Soleil".
The film, which marks Asger Leth's debut as a director, tells the story of two brothers in the slums of Cité Soleil, Haïti, who are stuck in a system of political and gang violence during the dangerously dramatic last months of Aristide's presidency. "Ghosts of Cité Soleil" had the highest admission numbers among documentaries in Danish cinema release last year and has proven popular at festivals worldwide for its close and personal depiction of life and death in one of the most dangerous places in the world.
The DGA Awards are considered the directors' equivalent to the Oscars and is awarded in ten categories. Yet another Danish director, Nicolai Fuglsig, was awarded in the category for best commercial.
For further information:
Official websiteThe DGA Awards
DFI factsheetGhosts of Cité Soleil
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