Ochberg Fellowship 2006,
Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma,
University of Washington.
Mole Journalism Award, Cyrano's
Best Documentary, Good Kurds, Bad
Kurds, CINE Golden Eagle, June 2001.
Best Documentary, Sedona International
Film Festival, Sedona, Arizona, Good Kurds, Bad
Kurds, March 2001.
Recipient, Sundance Documentary Fund
The Chris Award, Best Documentary,
Columbus Film Festival, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds,
Best Documentary, Sidewalk Moving Pictures
Festival, Birmingham, Alabama, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds,
Audience Award, Denver International
Film Festival, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, October
Best Documentary, Rhode Island International
Film Festival, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, August
Invited Speaker, Amnesty International
and Congressional Human Rights Caucus, Washington, D.C.
June 22, 2000.
Eyewitness Testimony, 'The Reign
of Terror' on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Congressional
Briefing for Leonard Peltier, Washington, D.C., May
Best Documentary, Atlanta Film and
Video Festival, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, April
Human Rights Prize, Santa Barbara International
Film Festival, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, March
Project Censored: Top Ten Stories of 1999,Turkey's
War on the Kurds.
Recipient, Soros Foundation Documentary
Fund Grant ($40,000), 1999
Recipient,John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation Grant ($50,000), 1999.
Recipient,Winston Foundation for World
Peace Grant ($40,000), 1999.
Recipient, Santa Barbara Hispanic Community
Tribute Award: "Outstanding Journalistic Contributions
Toward a Better Understanding of Mexico and the Mexican-American
Experience," September 1995.
Silver Award,Houston Film Festival,
The Spirit of Crazy Horse, 1991.
First Place, Interactive Art Competition
(writing and photography) Contemporary Art Forum, Santa
First Place, Herbert Bayer Photojournalism
Gold Appreciation Award, Direct Relief
International, Santa Barbara, California "for contributions
toward the relief of human suffering, the improvement
of essential health services, and the encouragement
of self-sufficiency in the medically less developed
areas of the world," September 14, 1984.
Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship (two-year,
post-graduate law practice), 1979.
Pulitzer Prize nomination (Minneapolis
Second Place, National Coverage, Major
Armstrong Award for radio journalism, 1976.
First Place, National Coverage, Major
Armstrong Award radio journalism, 1975.