24 November 2009 7:00 AM, PST | TribecaFilm.com | See recent Tribeca Film news »

Thanks to advances in digitial technology, filmmaking has undergone a radical shift in the past ten years, and with that, there's been an explosion of documentary films. This year's shortlist for the Academy Awards' Best Documentary Feature is a fine example of the fascinating human stories that can only - thrillingly - come to life through documentary film, and we're proud of the three Tribeca Film Festival alumni that made this list: Soundtrack for a Revolution, Which Way Home, and Under Our Skin. It's become a yearly tradition in certain film circles to grouse over the invevitable documentary 'snubs' of the year - and maybe that held some water when Hoop Dreams lost out on a nomination in 1994. Many on this year's list of the ignored - from Anvil! The Story of Anvil! to The September Issue to Capitalism: A Love Story (and many more) - were films with the »

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