DocLands Livestream Conversation and Q&A with Freida Lee Mock

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Section:Special Events
Big Nights: Conversations
Festival Encore




Freida Lee Mock in conversation with DocLands Director of Programming Joni Cooper


The DocLands Honors Award is presented to a filmmaker in recognition of exceptional storytelling within the documentary genre, an artist whose films resonate universally, emphasizing our common humanity—no matter the subject.


The 2020 DocLands Honors Award is presented to five-time Academy Award® nominee Freida Lee Mock for her determination in bringing to light the stories behind some of the most remarkable American artists, politicians, humanitarians, and social justice activists. From Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember; Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner; Anita: Speaking Truth to Power; and Return with Honor, to her 1995 Academy Award-winning documentary feature Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision and her most recent film Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words, Mock's intimate, yet powerful cinematic biographies allow us to experience extraordinary lives, often from contrasting walks of life. Freida Lee Mock, partner in the Los Angeles-based Sanders and Mock Productions and co-founder of the nonprofit American Film Foundation, was the first Governor elected to the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.


See also: Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words