3 of 15 Documentaries on Oscar Shortlist Directed by Women

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by Kerensa Cadenas
December 4, 2012 1:00 PM
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Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences released the 15 films on the short list in the Documentary feature category for this year’s Oscars. Only three films on the shortlist are directed by women.  That's just 20%.

While there are many strong and worthy contenders in this category -- we are big fans of The Invisible War -- there are many other really excellent women-directed documentaries released this year that most certainly could have made this list including Lauren Greenfield’s Queen of Versailles, Sarah Burns’ Central Park Five, Amy Berg’s West of Memphis and Lisa Immordino Vreeland's Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel.

Here are the women directed features:

Alison Klayman - Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing –Detropia

Rory Kennedy - Ethel

Oscar Documentary Nomination Shortlist Includes 'Searching for Sugarman,' 'The Imposter, 'The Invisible War.' (Slash Film)

Oscar documentary shortlist announced (DocGeeks)

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