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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House, welcoming middle and high school students taking part in an interactive student workshop with the cast and crew of the film "Beasts of the Southern Wild." From left are Benh Zeitlin, Dwight Henry, Quvenzhane Wallis and Rachel Goslins. (Feb. 13, 2013)(Credit: AP)

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Benh Zeitlin and 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

"Beasts of the Southern Wild," released in June 2012, is a film directed by Hastings-on-Hudson High graduate Benh Zeitlin. The movie has won major awards at Cannes and Sundance and is up for more honors heading into awards season.