John E. O'Connor Film Award Recipients
In recognition of his exceptional role as a pioneer in both teaching and research regarding film and history, the American Historical Association has established this award in honor of John E. O'Connor, New Jersey Institute of Technology. The honorific award seeks to recognize outstanding interpretations of history through the medium of film or video.
2015 O’Connor Film Award
Dramatic Feature: 12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen, director; Brad Pitt, producer (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2013)
Documentary: Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels
Tony Buba, director; Marcus Rediker, producer (Univ. of Pittsburgh, 2014)