The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that Battle for Brooklyn, the acclaimed documentary about New York’s eminent domain abuse on behalf of real estate tycoon and New Jersey Nets co-owner Bruce Ratner, is one of 15 films shortlisted in the Documentary Feature category in the upcoming Academy Awards, with the five final nominees to be selected from this group. It’s a well-deserved honor.
Back in July, Reason.tv’s Anthony Fisher sat down with filmmakers Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley to discuss their long involvement with the story, eminent domain abuse more generally, and why both liberals and conservatives have cheered Battle for Brooklyn. Watch that interview below. Click here to read my review of the film.