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A House Made of Splinters

A Weighty Crop of Docs Compete at the Academy Awards

Over the years, the Oscar for best documentary feature has provided the Academy Awards with some of the ceremony’s most contentious and divisive moments: In 1975, when the Vietnam War doc Hearts and Minds claimed the prize, producer Bert Schneider read a letter of thanks from the Viet Cong, so incensing hosts Bob Hope and […]

‘A House Made of Splinters’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

Simon Lereng Wilmont's documentary focuses on a shelter for children impacted by unrest in Ukraine, specifically the experiences of a trio of sad-eyed subjects.