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“Pina,” “Paradise Lost 3,” “Undefeated” vie for doc Oscar

The five films nominated for the 84th annual Academy Awards' best documentary feature Oscar are Hell and Back Again, If a Tree Falls, Paradise Lost 3, Pina and Undefeated.
January 24, 2012

The five films nominated for the 84th annual Academy Awards’ best documentary feature Oscar are Hell and Back Again, If A Tree Falls, Paradise Lost 3, Pina and Undefeated.

The culling of the 15-strong shortlist sees James Marsh’s Project Nim and Cindy Meehl’s Buck both failing to make the cut.

The five nominees with director and producer credits follows:

Hell and Back Again – Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front – Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory – Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
Pina – Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
Undefeated – TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas

And in the best documentary (short subject) category, the five documentaries nominated are:

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom by Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen
Saving Face by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Incident in New Baghdad by James Spione
God Is the Bigger Elvis by Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement by Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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