Thursday, November 18, 2010

83rd Academy Awards – Documentaries Shortlist

From one hundred-one films, fifteen (15) films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process to define the five films that will be nominated and these are the documentaries.

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Alex Gibney, USA
Enemies of the People, Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath, UK and Cambodia
Exit Through the Gift Shop, Bansky, USA and UK
GasLand, Josh Fox, USA
Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glen Gould, Michèle Hozer and Peter Raymont, Canada
Inside Job, Charles Ferguson, USA
The Lottery, Madeleine Sackler, USA
Precious Life, Shlomi Eldar, USA and Israel
Quest for Honor, Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, USA
Restrepo, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, USA
This Way of Life, Thomas Burstyn, New Zealand
The Tillman Story, Amir Bar-Lev, USA
Waiting for Superman, Davis Guggenheim, USA
Waste Land, Lucy Walker, Karen Harley and João Jardim, Brazil and UK
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, USA

Since 2010 Berlinale been trying to watch award winner Waste Land that definitively is must be seen for me; but from reading about above docs, one absolutely called my attention: Genius Within… let’s hope that I’m able to find the film.

To read the announcement at the official Academy site go here.

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