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"Searching for Sugar Man," Malik Bendjelloul's film about lost '70s singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez, was the big winner at the International Documentary Association's 2012 Ida Documentary Awards Friday, taking both Best Feature and Creative Recognition Award for Best Music honors. Other prizes went to Werner Herzog's Investigation Discovery limited series "On Death Row" and filmmaker David France, whose debut feature "How to Survive a Plague" was awarded best first feature by the New York Film Critics' Circle and is shortlisted for the Oscar along with "Sugar Man." The Ida's Best Short Award went to HBO’s "Saving Face," directed by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, while the Ida Career Achievement Award was presented to Oscar-winning producer Arnold Shapiro ("Scared Straight") and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund was given »

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