Andrew Jarecki's controversialCapturing The Friedmans, LaurenLazin's rap icon profile Tupac: Resurrection and Sam Green and Bill Siegel's account of 1960sradicals in The Weather Undergroundare among 13 feature nominees for the International Documentary Association's(IDA) 19th Annual Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards.
Overall 28 titles willcontest for honours in the four categories of feature, short, limited seriesand continuing series at the IDA Awards Benefit Gala in Los Angeles on Dec 12.
Two films will be chosen aswinners in the feature programme, where other nominees include: Carles Boschand Jose Maria Domenech's Balseros;Charles Guggenheim's BERGA: Soldiers Of Another War; Mark Cairns' Das Leben Geht Weiter (Life GoesOn); and Kim Longinotto's The DayI Will Never Forget.
The list continues withJonathan Meyer Robinson's Every Child Is Born A Poet: The Life & Work OfPiri Thomas; Vikram Jayanti's GameOver: Kasparov And The Machine;Christopher Dillon Quinn and Tom Walker's Lost Boys Of Sudan; Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe's Lost In La Mancha; Jonathan Karsch's My Flesh And Blood; and Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain's TheRevolution Will Not Be Televised.
The five documentariescompeting in the short category are: Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story; Flip Flotsam; Foo-Foo Dust; MightyTimes: The Legacy Of Rosa Parks; andOcularist.
"Documentaryfilm-makers are the storytellers of our times," IDA president MichaelDonaldson said in a statement.
"Each of them had toovercome extraordinary odds to enlighten the public about an important issue.The purpose of this celebration is to recognise their successful quests forexcellence. They deserve to be in the limelight."