Best Student Documentary, 2008
American Sandinista (USA, 31 min)
Directed & Produced by Jason Blalock
At the height of the Cold War, thousands of Americans disobeyed White House warnings and descended upon Nicaragua, determined to lend their skills and labor to the left-wing Sandinista revolution. American/Sandinista tells the story of three U.S. engineers who went further than anyone expected, and paid the ultimate price.