The Hollywood Reporter (Weekly) - The Hollywood Reporter Awards Special
(MTV DOCUMENTARY FILMS)
Winner of the Tribeca Film Festival award for best documentary feature, this loosely structured film from director Jessica Kingdon examines the Chinese Dream from the perspective of the country’s blue-collar workers, the middle class and the wealthy elite through a collection of vignettes shot in 51 locations throughout China.
The animated doc directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen follows Amin, a refugee who previously hid his past of fleeing his country. Riz Ahmed and Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj CosterWaldau executive produced the film (and lent their voices for its English-language version), which also is Denmark’s submission for best international feature and a contender for best animated feature.
A follow-up to her 2014 doc Democrats, which centered on the effort to bring democratic process to Zimbabwe, director Camilla Nielsson’s latest follows presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa, the charismatic leader of the Movement for Democratic Change. Unfolding like a political thriller, the film tracks Chamisa’s candidacy during the corruptionriddled 2018 election.