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Brazilian fighter film takes prize

Tribeca Film Festival honors documentary about Brazilian MMA fighter Anderson Silva.
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"Like Water," a documentary about UFC middleweight Anderson Silva has won a prize a the Tribeca Film Festival. (Courtesy)

A documentary about Brazilian Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Anderson Silva has won a top honor at the Tribeca Film Festival. In awarding "Like Water" the prize for best new documentary, jurors said director Pablo Croce’s film “opens up a violent world in an unexpected way through its sensitive and seamless portrayal of its complex hero, ultimate fighter Anderson Silva.”  A native of Brazil, Silva, 36, currently boasts one of the longest winning streaks in the history of the UFC.