The Academy of MotionPicture Arts and Sciences has formally unveiled its 12-strong documentary shortlist for next year's Oscars.

The titles are: Born IntoBrothels, Home Of The Brave, Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral On A MovingTrain, In The Realms Of The Unreal, Riding Giants, The Ritchie Boys, The StoryOf The Weeping Camel, Super Size Me, Tell Them Who You Are, Touching The Void,Tupac: Resurrection and Twist OfFaith.

Details on eight of these documentaries were made known yesterday via ScreenDaily (click on link below).

Eligible documentaries werechosen after a preliminary round of screenings by the Documentary Screening BranchCommittee, which comprises volunteer members.

Five nominees will beselected and announced along with nominees in 24 other categories on Jan 25,2005.