Searching for Sugar Man is one the best music documentaries I’ve ever seen. What a great story. Highly recommended!
Searching for Sugar Man is a Swedish-British documentary film directed by Malik Bendjelloul, which details the efforts of two Cape Town fans in the late 1990s, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, to find out whether the rumored death of American musician Sixto Rodriguez was true, and, if not, to discover what had become of him. Rodriguez’s music, which never took off in the United States, had become wildly popular in South Africa, but little was known about him there.
On 10 February 2013, the film won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary at the 66th British Academy Film Awards in London, and two weeks later it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.
On May 9, 2013, Rodriguez received an honorary doctorate - a Doctor of Humane Letters degree - from his alma mater Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan during WSU’s 10 AM commencement ceremony.