Two 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.