The documentary by Nelson George tells the story of prima ballerina Misty Copeland
Nelson George's film on groundbreaking ballet star Misty Copeland has been named the best documentary of the year by the African-American Film Critics Association.
A Ballerina's Tale will receive the honor at an awards ceremony in Hollywood on February 10. Joining A Ballerina's Tale in the winners' circle is Straight Outta Compton, which was named Best Picture. Ryan Coogler was named Best Director for his work on Creed. Click here for a full list of winners.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.