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Source:  The Wrap

Agnes Varda, Errol Morris, Steve James, and Laura Poitras are among the documentary filmmakers whose films have been placed on DOC NYC’s 2017 Short List of the year.

The annual list typically serves as an accurate predictor of documentaries that will receive Oscar attention.

The list includes Varda and JR’s wry travelogue, “Faces Places,” Morris’ look at portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman, “The B-Side,”  James’ chronicle of a small family firm that became the only bank prosecuted in the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” and Poitras’ film about Julian Assange, “Risk.”

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