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5 Eco-Themed Documentary Films Make 2012 Oscar Shortlist

"Man on Stump" photo by T.J. Watt from "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front " Eco-themed documentaries are clearly rising in popularity in the documentary film circuit: Among the 15 films on the Oscar shortlist for best documentaries in the 84th annual Academy Awards program, a total of five films cover environmental issues and animal welfare. The dominant theme ranges from Dr. Jane Goodall ’s activism efforts to the fate of a chimp outgrowing a house; the films investigate wars against the military, poachers , loggers and real estate developers, covering toxic water, eco-terrorism and animal exploitation. The Nominees The films are (trailers below):• "Battle for Brooklyn" - a neighborhood fights developers • "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front"- extreme eco-activism • "Jane’s Journey"- a chronicle of primatologist Jane Goodall's life...

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