Of the fifteen feature length documentaries on the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences shortlist for 2007 Oscars consideration, four are directed or co-directed by women.
In support of women’s achievements in film, The Alliance of Women Film Journalists wishes to congratulate:
- Tricia Regan for Autism: The Musical, an uplifting film shoing the transformative power of theater in the lives of autistic children and their parents.
- Ellen Spiro (and Phil Donahue) for The Body of War, introducing us to Thomas Young, an American soldier who returned from Iraq as a paraplegic.
- Bonni Cohen, Nicole Nernham (and Bruce Berge) for The Rape of Europa, about the plundering of Europe’s art treasures by Nazis during the Second World War, and the ongoing efforts to return missing masterpieces to their rightful owners.
- Andrea Nix Fine (and Sean Fine) for War/Dance, an inspiring film in which school children living in a displaced persons camp in rural Uganda travel to Kampala to compete in their country’s national song competition.
The Academy’s shortlist also includes Michael Moore’s Sicko, Alex Gibney’s Taxi To the Dark Side and Steven Okazaki’s White Light/Black Rain, among others.