Docs!  The 2009 Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature Nominees

Panel Discussion

Hosted by Oscar winning documentarian Barbara Kopple

The Academy celebrated the work of the nominated filmmakers in the Documentary Short Subject and Feature categories with the first annual “Docs!” night. The program included film clips from each of the nominated documentaries in both categories, and a panel discussion with each group of nominees. This was the newest event on the “Oscar Week” calendar, highlighting some of the most compelling and important films of the year.

The 2009 nominees are:

Documentary (Short Subject)

“China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province” – Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
“The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner” – Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” – Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
“Music by Prudence” – Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
“Rabbit à la Berlin” – Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra

Documentary (Feature)

“Burma VJ” – Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller
“The Cove” – Nominees to be determined
“Food, Inc.” – Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
“The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers” – Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
“Which Way Home” – Rebecca Cammisa

Event Information

When
Wednesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Where
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211