Oscars 2012: Handicapping
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Directed by Dror Moreh.
Synopsis - The filmmaker interviews six former heads of the Shin Bet, the Israeli intelligence service. The interviews paint a picture of the security situation Israel is facing and the decisions it has made in its conflict with the Palestinians.
Directed by Kirby Dick.
Synopsis - An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.
Directed by Malik Bendjelloul.
Synopsis - Documentary about the journey of two South Africans to discover the fate of their hero, American musician Rodriguez.
Directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi.
Synopsis - A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.
Directed by David France.
Synopsis - The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.