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Documentaries 'Better This World,' 'Butt Naked' among IDA nominees

October 27, 2011 | 10:47 am

The Redemption of General Butt Naked

The documentaries "Better This World," "How to Die in Oregon," "Nostalgia for the Light," "The Redemption of General Butt Naked" and "The Tiniest Place" ("El Lugar Mas Pequeno") will compete for the feature-length prize at the International Documentary Assn.'s 2011 IDA Awards, the organization announced Thursday.

The IDA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that promotes nonfiction filmmaking, can bring some influence to the shape of the Academy Awards' documentary categories--last year's IDA winner, "Waste Land," was an Oscar nominee.

The IDA also announced nominations in its short film and limited series categories, as well as the recipient of its 2011 Career Achievement Award, filmmaker Les Blank. Blank ("Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers," "Chulas Fronteras") "has created films about the lives and music of passionate people who live at the periphery of American society," according to an IDA press release.

The IDA Documentary Awards will be handed out on Friday, Dec. 2, in a ceremony at the Directors Guild in Los Angeles.


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Photo: "The Redemption of General Butt Naked." Credit: Sundance Film Festival

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