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Ophuls, Lanzmann among Academy invitees

Octogenarian directors Claude Lanzmann (pictured) and Marcel Ophüls are among more than 40 doc-makers that have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) this year.
June 28, 2013

Octogenarian directors Claude Lanzmann (pictured) and Marcel Ophüls are among more than 40 doc-makers that have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) this year.

In addition to Lanzmann (Shoah, Le Dernier des Injustes) and Ophüls (Hotel Terminus, The Sorry and the Pity), other filmmakers invited to join the Oscars organization include Roger Ross Williams (God Loves Uganda), Rebecca Cammisa (Which Way Home), Kim Longinotto (Rough Aunties), Jafar Panahi (This Is Not a Film) and the winners of this year’s Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine (Inocente).

“These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today,” said AMPAS president Hawk Koch. “Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy.”

The full list of individuals invited to the AMPAS’s Documentary Branch follows below:

Orlando Bagwell – Citizen King, Malcolm X: Make It Plain
Rebecca Cammisa – God Is the Bigger Elvis, Which Way Home
Yung Chang – China Heavyweight, Up the Yangtze
Michael Chin – Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, In the Shadow of the Stars
Christine Choy – In the Name of the Emperor, Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Bonni Cohen – The Island President, Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic
Eduardo Coutinho – As Canções, Cabra Marcado Para Morrer (Twenty Years Later)
Miriam Cutler – Kings Point, Ethel
Andrea Nix Fine – Inocente, War/Dance
Sean Fine – Inocente, War/Dance
Robert Frank – Cocksucker Blues, Pull My Daisy
William Greaves – Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
Lauren Greenfield – The Queen of Versailles, Thin
Patricio Guzmán – Nostalgia for the Light, The Battle of Chile
Vivien Hillgrove – Symphony of the Soil, In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
Heddy Honigmann – El Olvido (Oblivion), Crazy
Vikram Jayanti – The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector, Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine
Peter Kinoy – Poverty Outlaw, When the Mountains Tremble
Claude Lanzmann – Le Rapport Karski (The Karski Report), Shoah
Kim Longinotto – Rough Aunties, Sisters in Law
Stanley Nelson – Freedom Riders, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple
Jehane Noujaim – Control Room, Startup.com
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy – Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret, Saving Face
Marcel Ophüls – Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie, The Sorrow and the Pity
José Padilha – Secrets of the Tribe, Bus 174 (Ônibus 174)
Jafar Panahi – This Is Not a Film
Elise Pearlstein – Last Call at the Oasis, Food, Inc.
Raoul Peck – Fatal Assistance (Assistance Mortelle), Lumumba: La Mort du Prophète
Kevin Rafferty – Harvard Beats Yale 29-29, The Atomic Cafe
J. Ralph – Chasing Ice, Man on Wire
Bob Richman – Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Waiting for ‘Superman’
T. Woody Richman – How to Survive a Plague, Fahrenheit 9/11
Veronica Selver – Berkeley in the Sixties, You Got to Move: Stories of Change in the South
Jon Shenk – The Island President, Lost Boys of Sudan
Ricki Stern – Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, The Devil Came on Horseback
Robert Stone – Earth Days, Radio Bikini
Annie Sundberg – Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, The Devil Came on Horseback
Renee Tajima-Pena – Who Killed Vincent Chin?, My America (Or Honk If You Love Buddha)
Agnès Varda – The Beaches of Agnès, The Gleaners and I
Roger Ross Williams – God Loves Uganda, Music by Prudence
Pamela Yates – Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court
Amy Ziering – The Invisible War, Derrida

 

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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