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Oscar Nominations for Documentary Feature and Short Announced

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning in Los Angeles. Here’s the list for documentary film. BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE NO END IN SIGHT Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs OPERATION HOMECOMING: WRITING THE WARTIME EXPERIENCE Richard E. Robbins SICKO Michael Moore and Meghan O’Hara TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE Alex Gibney and Eva Orner WAR/DANCE Andrea

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Ask a Filmmaker: Freida Lee Mock Answers, Part II

On December 12th, POV aired Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock’s latest film, Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner. Viewers wrote in with questions about the film for Ms. Mock via email and via blog comments. You can read Part I of Ms. Mock’s answers here. The following is Part II of her answers to

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Watching and Reading: Week of November 19, 2007

Each week, we’ll highlight links from the “Watching” and “Reading” sidebars on the right side of the page. WATCHING Independent Lens’ Please Vote For Me, about children competing to be class monitor in China, made the shortlist for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Lumo (POV 2007) filmmakers Nelson Walker III and Louis

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Best Documentary Oscar: The Shortlist, and a Long History

Fifteen films have been shortlisted for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar, and not everyone’s happy about the list. Notable omissions include In the Shadow of the Moon, a rapturously reviewed film that saw NASA astronauts remembering their missions to space during the 1960s and 1970s, and The Devil Came on Horseback, the devastating and affecting

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