Cinema Eye Honors WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL / by Ben Nabors

This year Cinema Eye’s nomination committee released their first-ever list of noteworthy documentary subjects. WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL’s William Kamkwamba was recognized for his role in the film, and joined the list called “The Unforgettables.”

“Documentaries often live and die by the degree to which a subject will allow a filmmaker to come into their lives and record often private events for very public viewing,” said Cinema Eye Founding Director AJ Schnack. “With this list, we hope to encourage the discussion of the subject’s role in the filmmaking process and to publicly acknowledge the rich collaborations that often take place between subjects and filmmakers.”

The awards were held in New York at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. Participants in the ceremony included Michael Moore and legendary editor Thelma Schoonmaker.

Read the whole list of Unforgettables, and more about the selection process, on IndieWire.