Films covering conflicts from World War II to Iraq dominated a short list released on Monday of movies that will compete for an Academy Award for the best documentary of 2007.
Eight of the 15 films on the short-list deal with past or current wars. Among the others is Michael Moore's "Sicko," a controversial film about American health care.
Left out were a widely-touted documentary about the Apollo 11 mission, "In the Shadow of the Moon," "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" about a video game competition and "The Devil Came on Horseback," about the war in
The list will be reduced to five from 15 by the Academy in January and a winner will be announced with other Oscars on February 24 in a telecast seen around the world.
Among the war films on the list are Charles Ferguson's "No End in Sight," which tracks how the
Also dealing with
"Taxi to the Darkside" deals with the Afghan war and tells of the death of a taxi driver at a
The atomic bombings of
The war in
Also on the short-list are "For the Bible Tells Me So," "Autism: The Musical," "The Price of Sugar," and "A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman."