Lt. Elle Helmer, US Marine Corps, at the Vietnam War Memorial, from "The Invisible War"; Filmmaker Emad's mother pleads with an Israeli soldier to release her son Khaled after he was arrested, from "5 Broken Cameras"
Two PBS Documentaries Receive 2013 Oscar Nominations
On January 10, 2013, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards. Winners will be announced during a live telecast on February 24.
In total, upcoming PBS programs received two Oscar nominations, both in the Documentary Feature category. PBS congratulates INDEPENDENT LENS, POV and the producers of "The Invisible War" and "5 Broken Cameras" for their nominations!
INDEPENDENT LENS "The Invisible War" by Kirby Dick is an investigative and powerfully emotional examination of the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military, the institutions that cover up its existence and the profound personal and social consequences that arise from it.
In POV "5 Broken Cameras" by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, a Palestinian journalist chronicles his village’s resistance to a separation barrier being erected on their land and in the process captures his young son’s lens on the world.