Saturday, April 30, 2011

Anderson Silva Documentary "Like Water" Receives "Best New Documentary Director" Honors at Tribecas

Director Pablo Croce received "Best New Documentary Director" honors in the coveted Tribeca Film Festival's World Documentary Competition category for his direction of Like Water, a documentary about UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. The film follows Silva's life leading up to his UFC 117 title bout against Chael Sonnen.

On an interesting note, IMDB.com lists fighter manager Ed Soares, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida, and world class BJJ practicioner and coach Ramon Lemos as writers for the film.


From TribecaFilm.com:
Best New Documentary Director
Pablo Croce (USA), Like Water

Winner receives $25,000, sponsored by American Express; and the art award “Path to the Stage” by Inka Essenhigh.

Jury Comments: “The film opens up a violent world in an unexpected way through its sensitive and seamless portrayal of its complex hero, ultimate fighter Anderson Silva.”


Plot Summary via IMDB.com:

In the most brutal and often most misunderstood sport in the world, becoming a champion takes more than just blood, sweat, and tears. Like Water follows middleweight Ultimate Fighter Anderson Silva as he prepares to crown his four-year run as the unbeaten king of the sport with a record 12th straight win in the UFC. With intimate access to Silva and his intense training, the surprising and inspiring man behind one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time emerges. Written by Anonymous

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