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‘Weiner’ a Winner at Sundance — Takes Top Documentary Prize

(JTA) — “Weiner,” a film about the mayoral campaign of Anthony Weiner, the disgraced New York Jewish congressman, and the landscape of today’s politics, won the the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

Weiner was forced from politics when it emerged that he was sexting women around the country – and sending pictures of his private parts.

He is still married to Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Meanwhile, the Arabic-language Israeli film “Sand Storm” won the top prize for a foreign film at the Sundance Film Festival.

The film took the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize on Saturday night. Written and directed by a Jewish-Israeli, Elite Zexer, “Sand Storm” was making its debut at the annual festival in Utah.

In the drama, a Bedouin woman must welcome her husband’s second wife and deal with her modern daughter.

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