Trouble the Water (movie)
Documentaries delight Hollywood's politically engaged

The documentary category is where Hollywood wears its conscience on its sleeve, and this Oscar season's nominees have the politically engaged members of the industry buzzing more than usual over the range and variety of topics. Partly, that's because the motion picture academy's recent documentary winners have seemed more relevant -- and, more important, influential -- than usual. Last year's "Taxi to the Dark Side" helped draw public attention to the horrible conditions at the Guantanamo prison camp, and many in Hollywood feel it helped nudge President Barack Obama to take such quick action to close the place down. Everyone, of course, still recalls former...