“13th” & “Life, Animated”: Meet the Filmmakers Behind the Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

Web ExclusiveJanuary 24, 2017
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The 89th Academy Awards are this Sunday. Over the past year, Democracy Now! aired segments on two of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Documentary: Ava Duvernay’s “13th” about the criminal justice system and Roger Ross Williams’s “Life, Animated” about how a family reached their autistic son through Disney movies.

From Slavery to Mass Incarceration, Ava DuVernay’s Film '13th' Examines Racist U.S. Justice System

Ava DuVernay’s Documentary '13th' About Mass Incarceration Shortlisted for an Oscar

Life, Animated: A Remarkable Story of How a Family Reached Their Autistic Son Through Disney Movies

Embracing Autism: Journalist Ron Suskind on Supporting His Son’s Strengths, Advice for Other Parents

Roger Ross Williams, the First Black Oscar-Winning Director, on 'Life, Animated' & #OscarsSoWhite

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