Winner of the 71st Academy Awards (2023)

Winner of the 71st Academy Awards (1)

Nominated for Best Documentary

Executive Producer: Walter Scheuer, with the Four Oaks Foundation
Produced by Jeny Kupfer and Matthew Diamond
Directed by Matthew Diamond
Kameramann Tom Hurwitz
Edited by Pam Wise. Supported by artistic license
98 minutes

dance makeris the story of the extraordinary and quirky American phenomenon, the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Hailed as "the greatest living choreographer in the world," Taylor traces her life from lonely child to star dancer to master choreographer. Interviews with current and former members of the company offer insights into the pain, joy, obsession and love that drives these artists. The film travels with Taylor and Company from the rehearsal studio to an embassy-sponsored tour of India, through a struggling season on Broadway, and finally focuses on Taylor's struggle for a new dance that will be the centerpiece of her season.

Matthew DiamondHe has choreographed for many dance companies including the Washington Ballet, Batsheva Dance Company and Bat Dor Dance Company of Israel. As a director, he has won two Emmy® Awards, the Directors Guild Award and the Humanitas Award.

Jerry CopperHe began producing live music and comedy shows for the Apollo Theater and BET. He won an Emmy® for TV Nation and co-produced the PBS documentary New School Order. He is currently producing the 20 episode Nickelodeon series with Jim Henson Television.The wonderful world of Dr. seuss.

Nominated for Best Documentary


Gabriel Films production
Produced by Jonathan Stack and Liz Garbus
Directed by Jonathan Stack, Liz Garbus and Wilbert Rideau
Cameramen: Samuel Henriques and Bob Perrin
Edited by Mona Davis and Mary Mandardt
Music by Curtis Lundy Distributed by Seventh Art Releasing
91 minutes

Set in America's most notorious maximum security prisonFarm yardbreaks the specter of dark passages in the lives of a population facing life imprisonment. Focusing on the initiation rites of six men over the course of a year, the film articulates each man's struggle to retain hope and achieve the always elusive freedom. In their mirrored circumstances, each arrival, departure, and defeat becomes a chilling affirmation of life's bitter inevitability.

Jonathan PilaHis career as a documentary filmmaker began withanother generation(1990), 60 min. Film about the revival of Jewish culture in Estonia. Since then he and Gabriel Films have produced over 20 documentaries. your last,Voices of Light: The Harlem Girls' Choir, airing on HBO in June.

liz garbusmade his directorial debutLast Judgment: The Execution of Antonio Jamesfor the Discovery Channel, on which he worked with Wilburt Rideau (Farm yard). His amazing career includes his own company FirecrackerFilms and upcoming work with Rory Kennedy (different mothers, the whole life).

Nominated for Best Documentary

Produced by June Beallor and Ken Lipper
Directed and edited by James Moll
Presented by Steven Spielberg, in association with the Kenneth and Evelyn Lipper Foundation and the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
Kamera: Harris Done
Music by Hans Zimmer
Distributed by October Films
87 minutes

The last daysChronicle of five Hungarians who fell victim to Adolf Hitler's final genocidal impulse at the end of World War II. From the villages of the Carpathian Mountains to the cosmopolitan city of Budapest, the Nazis ravaged Hungary and filled the Auschwitz death camp beyond its capacity. In theThe last dayssurvivors travel back to their places of origin and the places where they were exposed to the Holocaust. Her eyewitness testimony and rare archive footage reveal the harrowing journey that has seen the deaths of millions and the survival of a few.

June belljJacob MollThey have been a partner with Beallor for over 10 years, with a focus on production; Moll wrote and directed. In 1994 they directed Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation; and in 1996 they produced the two-time Emmy®-winning documentary Cable ACE and PeabodyHolocaust survivorsMoll/Beallor Productions has a first look deal with DreamWorks SKG with a variety of film and television projects in development.

KnownLipsHis novels involved him in the film business (financial worldjCity hall), along with his successful legal and investment management career.

Nominated for Best Documentary

LENNY BRUCE: Swear to tell the truth
An HBO documentary
Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
Produced, Written and Directed by Robert B. Weide
Edited by Geof Bartz and Robert B. Weide
Camera by Peter Jensen, Chuck Levey, Joel Sucher, Kenny Gioseffi, Biff Bracht and Mickey Freeman
Narrated by Robert DeNiro
Distributed by HBO and Whyaduck Productions
94 minutes

Lenny Bruce: Vow to Tell the Truthdocuments the rise and struggles of one of the most influential comedians of our time. Through interviews with Lenny's mother, wife, daughter, friends, lawyers, managers and club owners, the film follows Lenny's development from another tuxedo-clad impressionist to a scathing social satirist whose words landed him in prison and spawned lengthy trials that effectively ended in his death . Career. - and, according to some, his life.

1982, aged 22 and rejected three times from USC Film School,Robert B. WeideproducedThe Marx brothers in brief, a documentary honoring Weide's heroes that went on to become one of the highest-rated shows in PBS history. He then went on to produce award-winning specials about famous comedians foramerican teachers, Showtime and HBO. His first feature film as a screenwriter and producer ismother night.

Nominated for Best Documentary

A solar fountain production
Produced by Janet Cole and Barbara Sonneborn
Directed by Barbara Sonneborn
Main photo by Emiko Omori
Edited by Ken Schneider and Lucy Massie Phenix
70 minutes

Fifteen American and Vietnamese women meet, share memories and reflect on the impact the Vietnam War had on their lives. Shared experiences of loss collide with the stark disparities between life at war and those living far away. While American women try to read between the lines of their husbands' letters, Vietnamese women recount moment by moment the uncertainties of life in a country at war.

Barbara Sonnenborn, born in Chicago in 1944, has been working as an artist for 22 years. Twenty years after losing her husband Jeff in the Vietnam War, she realized she had never fully gotten over the loss.I'm sorry having to tell youIt's her way of dealing with Jeff's death.

janet colecurrently producingpink trianglewith directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman for Channel Four and HBO/Cinemax. She has been producing films since 1987. For the past three years, she has served as executive director of the Film Arts Foundation in San Francisco.

Nominated for Best Short Documentary

THE PERSONAL: Improvisations on romance in the golden years
An HBO documentary
Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
Produced and directed by KeikoIbi
Camera: Greg sir
Music by John Califra
Edited by Milton Ginsberg and Keiko Ibi
Distributed by Home Box Office
37 minutes

A top-tier theater company presents an original play at a community theater on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Based on the comedy and drama of her life, the play features seniors looking for dates through personals ads. As rehearsals progress, the camera pans to individual group members in their homes to show the joys and sorrows of aging in America.

keiko ibiShe was born in Tokyo and studied Japanese literature at Japan Women's University. At 19, she was crowned Miss Japan Grand Prix in a beauty pageant. He studied screenwriting and moved to the United States, where he attended New York University Graduate School of Film (MFA, 1996).

Nominated for Best Short Documentary

A Guggenheim production
Grace Guggenheim, executive producer
A film by Charles Guggenheim
Field Leader: Judith Dwan Hallett
Camera: Erich Roland
Edited by Cathy Shields and Greg Henry
Distributed by the Woodstock Foundation, Vermont
33 minutes

Aplace on earthtells the story of George Marsh, Frederick Billings and Laurance Rockefeller, three seminal figures in the history of the conservation movement in the United States. Though born generations apart, the trio were bound by a shared vision and commonality: all three lived in the same home and surrounding land in Woodstock, Vermont, a place that instilled in each of them a determination to preserve natural resources. States and teach their fellow human beings to live in harmony with nature.

Carlos Guggenheimreceived twelve Academy Award® nominations, four Academy Awards®, the Peabody Award and top honors from every major film competition in the world. His Oscar films include:Little Rock Neun(1964);rfk remembered(1968);The Johnstown Flood(1989); jA time for justice(1994).

Nominated for Best Short Documentary

Executive Producers: David Yen-all and Barrie Angus McLean
Produced by Donald McWilliams and Barrie Angus McLean
Shui-Bo Wang directed and illustrated
Original music by Melissa Hui
Animation Camera: Pierre Landry and Lynda Pelley
Distributed by the National Film Board of Canada
29 minutes

Sunrise over Tiananmen Squareoffers a personal perspective on events up until June 4, 1989, when Chinese government forces opened fire on student protesters in Beijing. Using a collage of original artwork and family and archival photos, this visual autobiography traces Shui-Bo Wang's transformation from staunch communist to anti-government activist willing to risk his life to defend the early beginnings of democracy.

Shui-Bo Wang,He was born in China's Shandong Province in 1960 and grew up during Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution. He entered the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1981 and soon found himself questioning the effectiveness of communism. In 1989, after the Tiananmen Square massacre, he emigrated to Canada.

Donald McWilliamsjoined the NFBC in 1981 to work on Norman McLaren's final film, Narcissus. Since then, McWillian's films have won awards in Canada, the US and Europe and have been invited to over 50 of the world's most prestigious film festivals.

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