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Britain submits doc for foreign-language Oscar consideration

Havana Marking's doc Afghan Star has been submitted to the Oscar race by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts as Britain's pick for foreign-language film nomination. This submission from Britain into the foreign-language section was made possible due to a change in the Oscar rules that allow countries to submit films in a language that is not one of its official languages. Oscar nominations will be announced February 2.
October 8, 2009

Havana Marking’s doc Afghan Star has been submitted to the Oscar race by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts as Britain’s pick for foreign-language film nomination. This submission from Britain into the foreign-language section was made possible due to a change in the Oscar rules that allow countries to submit films in a language that is not one of its official languages. Oscar nominations will be announced February 2.

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