'Namibia' wins PAFF Vision Award


Charles Burnett's "Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation" was awarded the PAFF Vision Award at the 16th annual Pan African & Arts Festival, which ended Sunday.

The fest, which took place at the AMC Magic Johnson Crenshaw 15 Theaters in Los Angeles, gave its best documentary prize to Pierre-Yves Borgeaud's "Return to Goree."

Bryon Hurt's "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes" was named best short documentary, while Dee Rees' "Pariah" was best narrative short.

Clement Virgo's "Poor Boy's Game" was chosen best feature.

Ernst Gossner was named best director, first feature, for his film "South of Pico."

Leon Lozano's "Something is Killing Tate" took the fest's Oscar Micheaux Award, as well as the audience award for favorite feature.

The favorite documentary was Ava DuVernay's "This is the Life," and favorite short were Daniel Junge's docu "Iron Ladies of Liberia" and Deon H. Hayman's narrative short "The Don of Virgil Jr. High."