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‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘Not Going Quietly,’ ‘Faya Dayi’ Lead Pack As IDA Awards Nominations Announced

‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘Not Going Quietly,’ ‘Faya Dayi’ Lead Pack As IDA Awards Nominations Announced

Summer of Soul is picking up steam as awards season accelerates.

The documentary directed by Amir “Questlove” Thompson, which showcases the long-forgotten music-powered Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969, earned a leading four nominations for the International Documentary Association Awards today, a day after winning the top prize at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. The IDA recognition came for Best Documentary Feature, Best Director, Best Music Documentary and Best Editing.

Earning three IDA nominations apiece were Faya Dayi, director Jessica Beshir’s poetic evocation of Ethiopia, where she spent part of her youth, and Not Going Quietly, director Nicholas Bruckman’s documentary about liberal activist Ady Barkan, who was diagnosed with Als in 2016. Bruckman and Beshir will compete for Best Director with Thompson, Jacinta’s Jessica Earnshaw and Flee’s Jonas Poher Rasmussen. Jacinta and Flee also scored Best Documentary nominations [see full list of nominations below].

Ten films were nominated for Best Feature,

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