Friday, October 14, 2011

84th Academy Awards Documentary Short Subject Shortlist

Today the Academy announced the eight (8) short docs that were selected from 35 eligible entries. These are the films.

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, Gail Dolgin and Robin Fryday, USA
God is the Bigger Elvis (Produced by Documentress Films)
In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution, Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill, USA and Egypt
Incident in New Baghdad, James Spione, USA
Pipe Dreams, Leslie Iwerks, USA
Saving Face, Peter James Iengo, USA
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, Lucy Walker (check trailer here), UK and USA
Witness (produced by Buche)

As we all know by now the Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 and the Award Ceremony will be on Sunday, February 26, 2012. To read the press release go here.

The subject of Lucy Walker's short doc (remember great Waste Land) is not one to enjoy but from trailer short has become must be seen for me, hope makes the five nominated.

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