Three tapped for IDA honors
Jocelyn Shearer will accept the 2007 International Documentary Association Preservation and Scholarship Award on behalf of National Geographic Digital Motion, and "Darfur Now" director Ted Braun will receive the Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award. The honors will be presented at the 23rd Annual IDA Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award gala benefit, Dec. 7 at the Directors Guild of America Theatre. Shearer is a National Geographic vp who has primary responsibility for repurposing the society's library of moving images, which traces back to 1903. "Darfur Now" is Braun's first theatrical documentary, and it details the crisis unfolding in Sudan's western region. The IDA will present the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award to Erin Hudson for the film "Long Haul."