Oscar Nominees for Best Doc Include: The Invisible War & 5 Broken Cameras

Posted on January 10, 2013

Early Thursday morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year’s Oscar nominees. Among the films selected for best documentary were two ITVS programs: The Invisible War by Kirby Dick (coming to Independent Lens on May 27) and 5 Broken Cameras by filmmakers Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi. Please join us in congratulating the filmmakers and watch the trailers below:

 

The winners will be named at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood on February 24, 2013. To see a complete list of nominated films, please click here. 

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