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Source:  Deadline

In typical fashion, this year’s Oscar race for Best Documentary Feature began at the Sundance Film Festival in January with the festival yielding several standouts.

Winner of the U.S. documentary Grand Jury Award was Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles’ “Dina” – which follows autistic couple Dina Bruno and Scott Levin’s wedding preparations.

“STEP” received rave reviews for its upliting story of a transformative dance troupe at a Baltimore girls’ school, while Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan’s “Whose Streets?” tackled Ferguson and Black Lives Matter.

Then, there was Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen’s follow-up to Davis Guggenheim’s Oscar-winning climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth—An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”

While approximately 170 documentaries are running in the Academy race, only 15 of those will make Oscar’s December shortlist.

Read the story at Deadline. 

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