The following two documentaries were selected as the 2011 Finalists:
Code Of The West
Francisco Bello (LPA 2007, NALIP Estela Documentary Award 2011)
Code of The West follows the life a contentious medical marijuana bill through the Montana state legislature. It is a film about the many lives and fraught emotions tied to the most challenging drug policy reform debate in the country today.
Guests of Space
Alba Roca Mora
Guests of Space explores the encounter between the Nukak Maku people and the white man in 1988. Known as the last nomads to be contacted in South America, this film observes the collision of two alien worlds where settlers, missionaries, armed groups and Colombia's drug war unexpectedly meet and confront.