Awards

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Diversity is the prevailing trend among the 12 docs shortlisted for Oscar consideration -- as the vibrant form continues to evolve, it's perhaps ever more difficult to judge one against another.

Marketplace

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Born into Brothels

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Directors: Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski Topic: Art and photography transform the lives of children born to prostitutes in the red light district of Calcutta, India. Financing: Personal credit cards…

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Home of the Brave

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Director: Paola di Florio Topic: Compelling historical account of Viola Liuzzo, a married mother of five from Detroit, and the only white woman murdered in America’s civil rights movement (in 1965 in…

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The Ritchie Boys

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Director: Christian Bauer Topic: The inspiring story of a group of mostly Jewish young men who fled Nazi Germany, joined the U.S. Army, trained in psychological warfare at Maryland’s Camp Ritchie…

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Super Size Me

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Director: Morgan Spurlock Topic: Clever, somewhat humorous — yet very pointed — illustration of the fast food industry’s effect on America’s health and social welfare. Financier: Spurlock financed…

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Touching the Void

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Filmmakers: Kevin MacDonald (director), John Smithson (producer) Topic: English mountaineers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates’ near-fatal experience on Siula Grande, a mountain in the Peruvian Andes, in…

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