Oscar 2019: Banner Year for Documentaries

Leading Documentaries in 2019

Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s Obamas-produced portrait of post-recession Middle-America, American Factory (Netflix);

Todd Douglas Miller’s lunar landing chronicle, Apollo 11 (Neon);

Nanfu Wang’s Chinese social study, One Child Nation (Amazon);

John Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm (Neon);

Feras Fayyad’s The Cave (NatGeo)

Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov’s Honeyland (Neon);

Lauren Greenfield’s The Kingmaker (Showtime);

Rachel Lears’ Knock Down the House (Netflix);

Richard Ladkani’s Sea of Shadows (NatGeo);

Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona (HBO);

Petra Costa’s The Edge of Democracy (Netflix);

Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts’ For Sama (PBS);

Alex Holmes’ Maiden (Sony Classics)

Philippe Bellaiche and Rachel Leah Jones’ Advocate (Film Movement);

Roger Ross Williams’ The Apollo (HBO);

Ryan White’s Ask Dr. Ruth (Hulu);

Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone’s The Elephant Queen (Apple);

Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim’s The Great Hack (Netflix);

Luke Lorentzen’s Midnight Family (1091 Media);

Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old (Warner Bros.)