Oscar Nomination for Documentary about Denning

Story posted January 23, 2007

"Recycled Life," a documentary about the people who live and work at the Guatemala City dump, has been nominated for an Academy Award. The film features humanitarian Hanley Denning ’92, who was killed in an automobile accident in Guatemala last week.

Denning’s family says she would have welcomed the attention an Oscar might bring to her cause. The film’s director, Leslie Iwerks, interviewed Denning over the course of four years and closes the documentary with the Web address for Safe Passage, the organization Denning founded.

The 79th Academy Awards will be presented February 25, 2007.

Click here for a link to Maine Public Radio's 2002 interview with Hanley Denning and for an interview with "Recycled Life" director Leslie Iwerks, in which she shares her reflections on Denning's life and humanitarian efforts. (Works best with Internet Explorer).

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