The International Documentary Association awarded The New Americans its 2004 Limited Series Award. The other nominees were Martin Scorcese's The Blues, Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire, and American Experience: New York: A Documentary Film--The Center of the World, Episode Eight (1946-2003).
With Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes (82 minutes) Kartemquin Films completes its chronicle of the work and times of the American artist, Leon Golub. Begun in 1985, the film ends with Golub's death in 2004. Released in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandals and the 24-hour news barrage of war, fear, and terror, Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes is a powerful look at how we experience images of torture and the abuse of power.