OSCAR SHORTLIST FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Attica

ATTICA

Director Stanley Nelson chronicles the events that took place at Attica between Sept. 9 and Sept. 13, 1971 that resulted in the deaths of 29 prisoners and 10 hostages.

Studio Showtime

Available for streaming on Showtime and Apple TV+

ASCENSION

Director Jessica Kingdom collection of images of modern China starting with the workers, then the middle class and finally the wealthy.

Studio: MTV Documentary Films

Available for streaming on Paramount+

BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD’S A LITTLE BLURRY

Director R.J. Cutler chronicles the recording of Billie’s debut album with Finneas and the mom and dad O’Connell getting ample screen time.

Studio: Apple TV+

Available for Streaming on Apple TV+

FAYA DAYI

Director Jessica Beshir returns to her native Ethiopian city of Harr and its surrounding countryside noted for the farming of KHAT, a plant celebrated for its psychoactive effects.

Studio: Janus Films

Currently not available for streaming

THE FIRST WAVE

Director Matthew Heineman focuses on Long Island Jewish Medical Center in March 2020 when NYC was ground zero for COVID-19.

Studio: National Geographic

Available for streaming on Hulu and Disney+

Flee

FLEE

Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen groundbreaking animated documentary chronicles his friend Amin’s flight from Afghanistan to Russia and eventually to Denmark.

Studio: Neon/Participant

NOW SHOWING AT SELECT MOVIE THEATRES

IN THE SAME BREATH

Director Nanfu Wang chronicles the mishandling of the COVID-19 outbreak in China and the U.S. by both their respective governments and the media.

Studio HBO Max

Available for streaming on HBO Max

JULIA

Directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West documentary of America’s doyenne of food includes some delicious cooking sequences.

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Available for streaming on Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime Video

Nelson Chamisa

PRESIDENT

Director Camilla Nielsson chronicles the outright fraud committed in the 2018 presidential elections in Zimbabwe which resulted in the former Vice President Emmerson “the Crocodile” Mnangaga defeating bright young politician Nelson Chamisa.

Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Currently not available for streaming

PROCESSION

Director Robert Greene follows six men in Kansas City, Missouri who go through a series of dramatic reenactments (drama therapy) of their abuse as alter boys at the hands of their trusted Catholic priests.

Studio: Netflix

Available for streaming on Netflix

the rescue

THE RESCUE

Directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (husband and wife) strike again with their documentation of the heroic efforts of an international team of rescuers to save the members of a teenage soccer team and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand.

Studio: National Geographic

Available for streaming on Disney +

SIMPLE AS WATER

Director Megan Mylan focuses four Syrian families who have been displaced by civil war.

Studio: HBO Max

Available for streaming on HBO Max

SUMMER OF SOUL

Director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson captures the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969.

Studio: Searchlight Pictures, Onyx Collective, Hulu

Available for streaming on Hulu

velvet underground

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Director Todd Haynes leaves no stone unturned, no film clip left unshown in his documentation of NYC’s coolest group ever and Andy Warhol’s greatest gift to society.

Studio: Apple TV+

Available for streaming on Apple TV+

WRITING WITH FIRE

Directors Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh focus on three reporters for an all-female newspaper in a country where the profession is the sole domain of upper-middle class men.

Studio: Music Box Films

Currently not available for streaming

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