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Films from Syria and Palestine have taken top honors at the Sundance Film Festival's documentary competitions.During Saturday evening's awards ceremony it was announced that Talal Derki won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary for his "Return to Homs". In Sundance's domestic feature film competition, top honors went to "Whiplash," the dramatic story of a drummer who pursues excellence at all costs, which collected both audience and jury prizes for American dramatic films.Chazelle made his Sundance debut last year with a short version of "Whiplash" intended to gain financial support for the feature-length film.The documentary "Rich Hill," a coming-of-age story about the inhabitants of a tiny town in Missouri, won the jury award for U.S. documentary.
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