November 18, 2008

Equality Watch: The Doc Short List

The Academy released the short list of the 15 films eligible for the documentary feature award. As I've written before, at most festivals, women filmmakers make up about 50% of the directors. Here, not so much.

Directed by Women
“The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)”- co-directed by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath (opens Friday in NYC)
“Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh”- directed by Roberta Grossman
“Pray the Devil Back to Hell”- directed by Gini Retiker
“Trouble the Water”- co-directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

About Women
“They Killed Sister Dorothy”

Missing are the buzzed about movies by Marina Zenovich, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired and Nanette Burstein, American Teen.

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