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Laura Poitras’ ‘Citizenfour,’ Rory Kennedy’s ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ Make Oscar Doc Shortlist

Laura Poitras' 'Citizenfour,' Rory Kennedy's 'Last Days in Vietnam' Make Oscar Doc Shortlist

Three political documentaries and a nonfiction yarn about art forgery represent female documentarians’ contributions to the 2015 Oscar doc shortlist. 

Four women-directed works will be eligible for the official list of nonfiction nominees: 

"Art and Craft," Purple Parrot Films – Co-directed by Jennifer Grausman
"Citizen Koch," Elsewhere Films –  Co-directed by Tia Lessin
"CitizenFour," Praxis Films – Laura Poitras
"Last Days in Vietnam," Moxie Firecracker Films – Rory Kennedy

We’re a bit surprised that neither Stephanie Soechtig’s sugar exposé Fed Up or Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman’s E-Team made the cut, but we’re happy for these women directors who did. 

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