We are thrilled to announce that the 2013 True Vision Award will go to Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, co-directors of Leviathan and instructors at Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab.
Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab turns academic anthropological theory into irreducible, immersive cinema, discovering a captivating beauty in the interconnected web of human and animal life. In Sweetgrass (2009) Lucien Castaing-Tayler recorded modern day cowboys conducting one last sheep drive across the stunning and hazardous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains of Montana.
And in Verena Paravel and J. P. Sniadecki’s Foreign Parts (T/F 2011) we enter an otherworldy economy of wrecks and refuse in the ill-fated Willets Point industrial zone.
Castaing-Taylor and Paravel are leading a revolution in observational cinema and True/False is honored to present them with the 2013 True Vision Award.
The True Vision Award, the only award given at True/False, is presented annually to a filmmaker (or filmmaking team) whose work shows a dedication to the creative advancement of nonfiction filmmaking. It is designed and cast in bronze by mid-Missouri sculptor Larry Young. This year’s award is sponsored by Timothy D. McGarrity, MD.