Salaam Dunk Poster

(2011)

Awards

Chicago International Film Festival 2011

Won
Gold Plaque
Best Documentary
David Fine

This documentary delivers an extraordinary level of access to the emotions of these courageous ... More

This documentary delivers an extraordinary level of access to the emotions of these courageous young Iraqi women who formed a basketball team at the American University of Iraq. There are so many ways the director could have sacrificed the sense of direct connection to steer our attention towards social and political analysis but this does not happen: we live with the players and their coach and with the complexities of ethnicity in post-Saddam Iraq.

Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Documentary
David Fine

Florida Film Festival 2012

Won
Grand Jury Award
Best Documentary Feature
David Fine (director)

Los Angeles Film Festival 2011

Nominated
Documentary Award
Best Documentary Feature
David Fine

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