Savannah Film Fest: 10 Doc Oscar Contenders on Inspirations and Obstacles

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Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by its staff on November 2, 2020.

Even a pandemic couldn’t keep the SCAD Savannah Film Festival from proceeding with its seventh annual ‘Docs to Watch’ Panel — albeit virtually, given the circumstances. As in the past, the panel was presented by The Hollywood Reporter, moderated by yours truly and brought together the directors of 10 of the year’s top documentary features to discuss what led them to their films’ subjects; how they confronted unexpected challenges along the way; and what sort of impact they hope their work will have as it goes out to the world. …

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