Bafta award for "Searching for Sugar Man"

Published måndag 11 februari 2013 kl 15.54
Malik Bendjelloul (R) and Simon Chinn pose with their awards for best film documentary for their work on the film Searching For Sugar Man during the annual BAFTA British Academy Film Awards, Photo: Carl Court/Scanpix
Malik Bendjelloul (R) and Simon Chinn pose with their awards for best film documentary for their work on the film Searching For Sugar Man during the annual BAFTA British Academy Film Awards, Photo: Carl Court/Scanpix

At Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards, Sweden’s “Searching for Sugar Man” won the award for Best Documentary.

Directed by Malik Bendjelloul, the film details the hunt for the singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriquez, whose two albums were massive hits and considered anti-apartheid anthems in South Africa, while he lived in obscurity in Detroit.

The film has also been nominated in the Best Documentary class for the American Oscars.