Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Well, isn't that special?
Al Gore's Documentary Wins Special Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Al Gore documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" will receive a rare recognition from the Humanitas Prize, which honors screenwriting that helps "liberate, enrich and unify society."

"An Inconvenient Truth," which chronicles Gore's quest to draw attention to global warming, will receive the organization's first Special Award in over 10 years, president Frank Desiderio announced Wednesday.

"It's a very important film," he said in a statement. "We want to shine a light on it." [Ed. – As opposed to the non-stop hype the film received for weeks on every conceivable MSM venue]

The documentary's director, Davis Guggenheim, said he was "thrilled" with the recognition, adding that Humanitas "supports the achievements and sacrifices of filmmakers trying to change the world."

Since 1974, the Humanitas Prize has presented awards and grants to TV and film writers whose fictional work reflects "the positive values of life." Documentaries are occasionally recognized with Special Awards. The last such honors went to Bill Moyers and Judith Davidson Moyers in 1995 for their documentary "What Can We Do About Violence."

Just for drill, see if you can find anywhere in the 44 paragraph, 1,373 word Humanitas Prize mission statement a coherent train of thought, much less any mention of PowerPoint presentations brought to film.

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