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Plot & Details

Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams directs this inspiring profile of Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Prudence Mabhena, whose physical disabilities and poverty-stricken youth were only some of the overwhelming obstacles facing her on the path to success. The film won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Short Roger Ross Williams Won
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Short Elinor Burkett Won
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Short Nominated

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