The film's director-producer Waad Al-Kateab also received the Courage Under Fire Award. Meanwhile, American Factory helmers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert won the Ida's first best director award.
Other high-profile projects that won Ida awards include HBO's Michael Jackson doc Leaving Neverland (best multi-part documentary) and Netflix's Beyoncé concert film Homecoming (best music documentary).
Pare Lorentz Award winner Honeyland also won best cinematography.
Ida executive director Simon Kilmurry praised the all of the winners'...