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The Brian Lehrer Show is taking a look at each of this year's Oscar nominated feature documentaries. They are: "Waste Land", "Gasland", "Restrepo", "Inside Job", and "Exit Through the Gift Shop". Interviews with the filmmakers behind each of these films are here.

Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "Waste Land"

Monday, February 14, 2011

This is the first in our series this week highlighting films nominated for Best Feature Documentary at the Oscars.

Vik Muniz, artist and subject of the documentary "Waste Land," joins us to talk about the film which chronicles his photography of garbage pickers in the world's largest garbage dump in Brazil.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "Gasland"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Josh Fox, director of "Gasland", talks about his Oscar nominated film, and discusses the effects of the controversial 'fracking' method of natural gas extraction on the health and safety of communities.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "Restrepo"

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sebastian Junger, filmmaker/journalist and author of WAR, and filmmaker/photographer Tim Hetherington, discuss their film about the war in Afghanistan, "Restrepo."

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "Exit Through the Gift Shop"

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jaimie D'Cruz, producer of "Exit Through The Gift Shop" discusses his film and the mysterious character Banksy, the filmmaker behind the movie.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "Inside Job"

Friday, February 18, 2011

Audrey Marrs, producer of "Inside Job," discusses the film and what it reveals about the anatomy of the 2008 financial crisis.

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