The 2022 Oscar Awards could not be complete without recognizing the important work that documentaries do: give another perspective of current or historical events, as proven Ascension and Atticafor example, two proposals that compete for the golden statuette.
This year is also special because flee It is the first animation to be nominated for best documentary, in addition to being nominated for best animated film.
The award ceremony takes place this March 27th from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. It will be broadcast live on ABC.
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Where to watch the nominated documentaries
What is or how is the Chinese dream lived today? Jessica Kingdon, who is the director of the material, analyzes it through observations on work, consumption and wealth, without neglecting the contradictions that economic progress entails. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the award for best documentary.
In 1971, inmates at the Attica Correctional Center took part of the prison and 39 guards hostage for five days to demand more humane treatment. On the 50th anniversary of this event that marked the history of the United States, the film brings together testimonies and archive images that give another perspective of it. It is a film by renowned documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution).
Impossible to escape from the past, since it is part of the history of each one, so why keep a painful fact hidden for more than 20 years? It is time for Amin Nawabi to speak. Flee is an animation by director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, an autobiographical tale that chronicles the extraordinary journey of a child refugee from Afghanistan.
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
The film examines what happened at the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival in Mount Morris Park, where iconic figures such as Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, BB King, The 5th Dimension, The Staple Singers and Gladys Knight & the Pips gathered. . It was quite a celebration of African-American history, culture and fashion. This is the filmmaking debut of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson.
Writing with Fire
It follows a fearless group of journalists from India’s only female-run media outlet as they confront social injustice while fighting for marginalized voices. Chief reporter Meera and her colleagues break traditions and redefine what it means to be powerful.