Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is honored by Camerimage

Camerimage, a film festival focused on cinematography, will honor documentary director Alex Gibney for its 30th edition. The investigative filmmaker will be present at the event in Toruń, Poland, November 12-19 to accept the award for outstanding achievement in documentary film.

Gibney’s films include Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, which exposes the greed and corruption of one of America’s most influential corporations; The Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side, with a harrowing tale of inhumane practices in the early years of the war in Afghanistan; and “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,” which provides a chilling account of decades of sexual abuse and pedophilia in the Catholic Church.

His Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson focused on an unusual journalist and his controversial methods, while We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks portrayed the backers of one of the most notorious organizations we’ve ever seen. Gibney’s “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” delves into a New York politician whose fall symbolized everything that was wrong with modern politics, while “The Crime of the Century” addressed America’s opioid crisis in striking detail .

Though Gibney is best known for his rigorously researched investigative work that uncovers the corruption, greed and moral debauchery that lie beneath the many layers of corporate and institutional lies, he is also adept at finding flawed humanity in cultural icons, as in “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine”, “Sinatra: All or Nothing at All” or “The Armstrong Lie” about the cyclist Lance Armstrong.

Gibney has also directed episodes for narrative series such as Billions and The Looming Tower, and is in pre-production on the Vietnam War thriller Two Wolves, starring Viggo Mortensen and Caleb Landry Jones. Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is honored by Camerimage

Charles Jones

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