The Panama Deception. 1990. USA. Directed by Barbara Trent

Oscar’s Docs, 1955–2002: American Stories

February 2–14, 2013 The Museum of Modern Art

This year Oscar’s Docs, the annual collaboration between the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and MoMA’s Department of Film, highlights documentary films that explore the history, culture, and politics of the United States. This year's selection of Oscar-winning films reveal stories of the nation’s many complicated facets—ugly, funny, terrifying, and inspiring. This wide range of shorts and feature-length films celebrates issues of art, science, invention, politics, religion, labor, education, aging, race, and sexuality.

Organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, MoMA, and Ed Carter, Documentary Curator, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. All prints courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

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