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15 Documentaries, including Body of War, Move Ahead in 2007 Oscar® Race | November 20, 2007

This just in from my friend Maddi, who has been keeping me up to date with news of her old friend Phil Donahue’s work on his documentary about Iraq called BODY OF WAR.
With a theme song written & performed by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vetter, the film made it’s debut at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this year.

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 80th Academy Awards®. Seventy pictures had originally qualified in the category.

 

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order:

“Autism: The Musical”
Body of War”
“For the Bible Tells Me So”
“Lake of Fire”
“Nanking”
“No End in Sight”
“Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience”
“Please Vote for Me”
“The Price of Sugar”
“A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman”
“The Rape of Europa”
“Sicko”
“Taxi to the Dark Side”
“War/Dance”
“White Light/Black Rain”

 

The Documentary Branch screening committee viewed all the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of votings. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles on the shortlist.

 

The 80th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT.

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The following link will take to you to a 10 min. video that features interview with Phil Donahue and a clip of Eddie Vetter’s theme song, No More War

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m81gi-yduwQ

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