SUMMER OF SOUL Wins 2022 Oscar for Documentary Feature
SUMMER OF SOUL is the Oscars 2022 Documentary Feature Oscar winner! Get complete coverage of all the Oscars 2022 winners on the Oscars Winners page and the full list of 94th Academy Awards winners here on Oscar.com. Five films competed to take home the most prestigious award in film, the Oscar. The nominees for Documentary Feature were: ASCENSION, ATTICA, FLEE, SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) and WRITING WITH FIRE. FLEE is the first animated film to be nominated for Documentary Feature and the first documentary to be nominated for Animated Feature Film. For all the details, you can read more about the Oscars 2022 Documentary Feature nominees below. You can also explore other Oscars 2022 nominees and see the complete Oscars 2022 nominations list right here on Oscar.com.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2022 - DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell
The filmmakers examine the contemporary "Chinese Dream" through staggering observations of labor, consumerism and wealth. In exploring the aspiration that drives today's People's Republic of China, the film plunges into universal paradoxes of economic progress.
Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry
On September 9, 1971, inmates at the Attica Correctional Facility seized part of the prison and took 39 guards as hostages to demand more humane treatment. Now, on the 50th anniversary, filmmakers mine new interviews and archives to examine one of the most shocking incidents in U.S. history.
Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Bryge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie
Desperate to protect his identity but also needing to unburden himself, Danish resident Amin opens up about his past as a child refugee from Afghanistan. He looks back over his life as he grapples with a secret that he's kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he's built for himself and his future husband.
SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) - WINNER!
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein
Centered around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion in the summer of 1969, the film shines a light on the importance of history and the healing power of music during times of unrest.
WRITING WITH FIRE
Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh
Armed with smartphones and tenacity, a fearless group of journalists from India's only women-led news outlet confronts social injustice while fighting for marginalized voices in the world's largest democracy.