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Oscar winners: Charles Ferguson hopes Oscar broadens 'Inside Job's' reach [Video]

February 28, 2011 |  6:00 pm

"Inside Job" may have been named the best documentary of the year at the Academy Awards, but the film's director says he thinks the movie has yet to reach a broad audience.

"I hope [an Oscar win] would make more people want to see the film and come to understand something about the situation that the film describes," filmmaker Charles Ferguson said on the red carpet before Sunday's telecast.

Ferguson, who described himself as a former academic, became interested in making a movie about the financial crisis after some of his friends warned about the coming of the meltdown that included "a great deal of very unethical and illegal behavior," he said.

And even though the film was a favorite in the documentary category, producer Audrey Marrs insisted she was anxious as she was about to enter the Kodak Theatre.

"That's very scary," she said. "One can't step into the situation expecting anything, truly."


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