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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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.
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.