Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Oscar Documentary Shortlist

The Oscar Documentary Shortlist

I am rooting for Man on Wire..others are

• Joshua Tickell's "Fuel" looks at the energy crisis;

• Patrick Creadon's "I.O.U.S.A." takes on the credit crunch;

• Peter Gilbert and Steve James' "At the Death House Door" examines a case of capital punishment gone wrong;

• Carl Deal and Tia Lessin's Sundance winner "Trouble the Water" looks back at Hurricane Katrina;

• Robert Grossman's "Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh" remembers the Hungarian poet captured by the Nazis;

- Scott Hicks' "Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts" centers on composer Philip Glass;

- Jeremiah Zagar's "In a Dream" is a study of the director's father, mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar;

- James Marsh's "Man on Wire" celebrates high-wire artist Philippe Petit

- Ellen Kuras' "The Betrayal -- Nerakhoon" follows a family that emigrates from Laos;

- Gini Reticker's "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" studies politically active women in Liberia;

- Daniel Junge's "They Killed Sister Dorothy" reports on a Catholic nun killed in the Brazilian rain forest;

- Scott Hamilton Kennedy's "The Garden" trains its cameras on a community garden in South Central L.A.

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