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Documentary Film's Oscar Win Draws Complaints

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Documentary Film's Oscar Win Draws Complaints

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Documentary Film's Oscar Win Draws Complaints

Documentary Film's Oscar Win Draws Complaints

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This year's winner in the Academy Awards' best documentary, short subject category is raising questions about qualifications. Mighty Times: The Children's March uses reenactments as well as archival footage to illustrate its story about the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Ala.

Robert Siegel talks with John Else, producer of 1987 film Eyes on the Prize and director of the documentary program at the graduate school of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.