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Local Filmmaker Wins Big at Academy Awards
February 27, 2012, 12:08 pm
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Local filmmaker TJ Martin not only received an Oscar last night, he made Academy Award history. Martin co-directed Undefeated, a true story about an inner-city Memphis football team that shows perseverance, strength and hope against all odds.  He is the first-ever African American to win an Oscar for directing a full-length film of any kind. The Undefeated crew (which also includes Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas) took home the prestigious Best Documentary Feature award during the 84th year of the highly-regarded celebration in cinema . Martin plans to speak at his alma mater, Western Washington University, after a screening of the documentary this Thursday, March 1.

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