A movie made with local help has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards.
The Invisible War, directed by Kirby Dick, is one of five documentaries to receive the nomination. The documentary is a horrifying expose on the prevalence of sexual assault in the military and the Pentagon's clunky, neglectful and shameful handling of the cases.
Boulder County resident and former Denver Post journalist Amy Herdy assisted with the film's production. She and Post cohort Miles Moffeit were Pulitzer finalists for a series they did on sexual assaults in the military, and Dick contacted her while making the documentary. She appears on-camera, and she helped hook up Dick and his crew with sources and information.
Read Boulder Weekly's article on the documentary here.
The global warming documentary Chasing Ice, which also has strong local ties, did not receive a nomination for Best Documentary Feature. Read Boulder Weekly's feature on the documentary here.