Academy Award Nomination
Best Feature Documentary
Academy of Motion Picture Arts
& Sciences International
IDA Award Nomination (twice)
Best Feature Documentary, Best Archival Documentary
International Documentary Association

Emmy Award Nomination (twice)
Exceptional Merit in Non-Fiction Filmmaking
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Best Documentary Screenplay Nomination
Writers Guild of America

Golden Gate Award
Best Feature Documentary
San Francisco International Film Festival

Sundance Documentary Grand Prize nomination (twice)
Sundance Film Festival

Documentary Grand Prize
Atlanta Film Festival

Silver Hugo Award
Chicago International Film Festival

Prism Award
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
& National Institute on Drug Abuse

Golden Palm Award
New York UniversityLouis Wolfson Award
Wolfson Archival Film CompetitionBlue Ribbon Award
American Film Festival

Benton Peace Prize
The Benton Foundation

Documentary Grand Prize
Florida Film Festival

Golden Eagle Award (four times)

Eric Barnow Award (twice)
American Historical Association

Documentary Grand Prize
Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain

New York Artist Fellowship
New York Foundation for the Arts

Best in the West
American Advertising Federation

Angel Award
Excellence In Media

Green Award
Sheffield Documentary Film Festival

Humanitarian Vision Award
Newport Beach Film Festival

Best Documentary
Princeton Environmental Film Festival

Best International Documentary
Kuala Lampur Eco Film Festival

Best Environmental Documentary
Barcellona International Film Festival