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Director KEVIN MACDONALD (Directed by) began his filmmaking career in documentaries. In 2000, his first feature documentary, One Day in September, won the Oscar® for Best Documentary Feature.

His second feature, Touching the Void, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in 2003, was released in the U.K. in December of that year and the U.S. in January 2004. The awards it received include a BAFTA for Best British Film and the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Film. It remains Britain's highest-grossing documentary.

Macdonald's first feature-length drama, The Last King of Scotland, which starred Forest Whitaker, premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and was released in the U.K. and the U.S. in 2006. The movie won BAFTA Awards for Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. Whitaker won an Academy Award® and a BAFTA for his portrayal of Idi Amin.

Macdonald co-edited "The Faber Book of Documentary” (1997) and wrote "Emeric Pressburger: The Life and Death of a Screenwriter” (Faber, 1994), which was named British Film Institute's Film Book of the Year and short-listed for the NCR non-fiction prize. His journalism has appeared in numerous publications including The Guardian, The Observer and The Daily Telegraph.

Other documentaries Macdonald has made include My Enemy's Enemy, the story of Nazi Klaus Barbie; Being Mick, an authorized feature-length documentary on Mick Jagger; and Humphrey Jennings: The Man Who Listened to Britain, a portrait of the surrealist painter, anthropologist and filmmaker.


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