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Acclaimed Nan Goldin Documentary Gets Nominated for an Oscar

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, a brand new documentary about acclaimed photographer Nan Goldin and her activism across the Sackler household’s involvement within the U.S. opioid disaster, has obtained an Oscar nomination within the Best Documentary class.

The movie surveys Goldin’s decades-long career and her newer advocacy marketing campaign by means of the group P.A.I.N., which has sought to boost consciousness for the Sacklerses’ monetary ties to main artwork establishments within the U.S. and overseas.

Goldin based P.A.I.N. in 2017 after surviving an overdose on what she thought was dope. By that time, she had change into hooked on OxyContin, the addictive painkiller produced by the Sackler household’s firm, Purdue Pharma, which declared chapter in 2021 amid authorized actions.

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Directed by Laura Poitras, the movie obtained the Golden Lion award on the Venice International Film Festival in September, changing into one of many few documentaries ever to have obtained the prize. Poitras’s 2014 documentary Citizenfour, which focuses on Edward Snowden, received the Best Documentary Oscar in 2015.

“Were Poitras’s film merely about how Goldin was moved to action, it would be powerful enough,” Alex Greenberger wrote in ARTnews because the movie made its premiere on the New York Film Festival. “But Poitras goes one step further, threading that narrative through a remarkable recounting of Goldin’s evolution as a person and an artist. In All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, one of the great documentaries about an artist, any boundaries between activism and art, art and life, and life and work are blown open.”

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