“The Hunting Ground,” “Meru,” “Something Better to Come” Nominated for PGA’s Top Doc Award

nullTwo documentaries directed/co-directed by female filmmakers have been nominated for the Producers Guild of America’s nonfiction award. 

Hanna Polak’s "Something Better to Come," a portrait of a girl living in a garbage dump outside Moscow, and Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi’s "Meru," a chronicle of a never-before-done climbing expedition in the Himalayas, have made the shortlist. (Check out our interviews with Polak and Chai Vasarhelyi about their respective films.)

Two other female-centric docs made the cut: "The Hunting Ground," about the pandemic of campus college assault, and "Amy," about deceased singer Amy Winehouse. 

"The Look of Silence," a follow-up to "The Act of Killing," about Indonesia’s politically motivated genocide, rounds out the list. 

The winner will be announced on January 23. 

[via THR]