"Restrepo", directed by the team of Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, was the big documentary winner at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. They followed the Second Platoon in Afghanistan as they fought the Taliban. This war-based film showcased the danger and the team effort that goes into being a soldier.
Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
This 2010 Sundance winner was "The Red Chapel" from Denmark. It received direction from Mads Brügger. It is about a comedic journalist with a low level of moral fiber who travels to North Korea to challenge the regime.
World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic
"Animal Kingdom" made a strong impact in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival by winning this award. This crime drama was written and directed by David Michôd. The plot involves a seventeen year-old boy who is caught between a detective trying to look out for his best interests and a violent crime family. He also is coping with the unfortunate death of his mother.
Audience Award: Documentary
"Waiting For Superman" won this prestigious award from Sundance in 2010. Director Davis Guggenheim focused this film on the deterioration of the public education struggle in the United States. It follows several different individual stories.
Audience Award: Dramatic
"Wasteland" was also a winner at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Lucy Walker directed this co-production between the United Kingdom and Brazil. This tale is about an internationally celebrated artist named Vik Muniz and garbage pickers located in Rio de Janeiro who take from the world's largest landfill.
World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic
"Contracorriente" or "Undertow" in English,won this Sundance category in 2010. This super natural tale was written and directed by Javier Fuentes-Leõn, It takes place in Peru and follows a married fisherman who struggles with his commitment to his male lover