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The Intl. Documentary Assn. has announced 24 finalists in four catgeories for its 22nd Annual Distringuished Documentary Achievement Awards, including “An Incovenient Truth.”

Winners will be honored Dec. 8, at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Hollywood.

Nominees in the continuing series category: PBS’ “American Experience,” A&E’s “The First 48,” Animal Planet’s “Meerkat Manor” and Thirteen/WNET’s “Wide Angle.”

Nominees in the limited series category: CBC’s “China Rises,” VH1’s “The Drug Years,” Discovery Times’ “Off to War,” Sundance Channel’s “Transgeneration,” and PBS’ “RX for Survival: a Global Health Challenge.”

IDA will also present the ABC News VideoSource Award to the filmmaker whose work best utilizes TV news footage. The seven nominated films are “The Drug Years,” “Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple,” “Once in a Lifetime,” “Reporter Zero,” “They Chose China” and “The Trials of Darryl Hunt.”

The org’s nominated eight films for the Pare Lorentz Award, presented for the documentary that best represents the activist spirit and lyrical vision of Lorentz. Nominees are “Black Gold,” “The Blood of Yingzhou District,” “China Rises,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Heaven’s Herds — Nguni Cattle, Nguni People,” “My Country, My Country,” “Radio Grito” and “RX for Survival: a Global Health Challenge.”

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