Glenn here looking at each of the 15 Academy’s documentary finalists from which five will be nominated for the Oscar.
In the first part of this three-part series, we looked at social activists, rape survivors and famous artists in documentaries that took us from Pakistan to America to Britain to Africa. This selection of films is even more globe-trotting as we look at a group of documentaries that show us the conflict across several continents and the personal traumas that come with it. They include some of the best and worst films of the year.
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Director: Michael Moore (one nomination, one win)
Synopsis: In typically irreverent fashion, Michael Moore visits foreign nations in an effort to learn how they deal with social problems differently to the United States.
Festivals: Toronto (premiere), New York, Chicago, Hamptons
Awards: Chicago International Film Festival (Audience Choice Award), Hamptons International Film Festival (Audience Award)
Nominations: BFCA, Austin Film Critics, Chicago Film Critics, Houston Film Critics, Phoenix Film Critics, Satellite Awards
Box-Office: Qualifying run; theatrical release in February, 2016.
Review: Manuel was more forgiving, but I thought it was utterly disgraceful!
More about Invade plus we go to Ukraine, Mexico, Africa and the streets of Florida after the jump.