Deadline - Round-Up Of This Year's Top Oscar Hopefuls - Awards Line

Even with 124 films qualifying for a run at the Documentary Feature Oscar this year, the longlist from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences isn’t as extensive as in previous years. But as the doc branch sets to work narrowing the list down further, there’s a sense that this year’s race is still up for grabs.

While CitizenFour came out of last year’s New York Film Festival as the doc to beat, the class of 2015 comes from all corners. Amy is the boxoffice hit on everyone’s lips but Michael Moore’s return to form with Where to Invade Nextlooks set to give it a run. There are returning doc directors like Alex Gibney and Amy Berg as well as films from fresh-faced newcomers to the Oscar race, such as Cartel Land and Sherpa.

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Originally aired on Saturday Morning, Saturday 18 July 2015

Australian filmmaker Jennifer Peedom is known for her intimate portraits of people in extreme circumstances.

She has made a number of documentaries on Everest; her latest, Sherpa, is screening at the New Zealand International Film Festivals in AucklandWellingtonChristchurchDunedin, and other centres.

Jennifer Peedom talks to Noelle McCarthy about this challenging land and the people who live there.


Sherpa premieres to a full house at the State Theatre

A rousing reception to the sold out world premiere of 'Sherpa' at the Sydney Film Festival.