Jan 24, 2012

Docs on PBS garner three Oscar nods

Three documentaries on PBS have received Academy Award nominations, announced today (Jan. 24). In the documentary feature category are "Hell and Back Again" from Independent Lens, which follows a U.S. soldier back from Afghanistan after a serious injury; and POV's "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front,” which explores both environmentalism and terrorism by examining a radical environmental group the FBI calls the country’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.”

POV also received a nomination for documentary short subject for "The Barber Of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement," the story of James Armstrong, an African-American barber who experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream, the election of the country's first African-American president.

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