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“The Hunting Ground,” “Meru,” “Something Better to Come” Nominated for PGA’s Top Doc Award

"The Hunting Ground," "Meru," "Something Better to Come" Nominated for PGA's Top Doc Award

Two documentaries directed/co-directed by female filmmakers have been nominated for the Producers Guild of America’s nonfiction award. 

Hanna Polak’s “Something Better to Come,” a portrait of a girl living in a garbage dump outside Moscow, and Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi’s “Meru,” a chronicle of a never-before-done climbing expedition in the Himalayas, have made the shortlist. (Check out our interviews with Polak and Chai Vasarhelyi about their respective films.)

Two other female-centric docs made the cut: “The Hunting Ground,” about the pandemic of campus college assault, and “Amy,” about deceased singer Amy Winehouse. 

The Look of Silence,” a follow-up to “The Act of Killing,” about Indonesia’s politically motivated genocide, rounds out the list. 

The winner will be announced on January 23. 

[via THR]

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