AP's 20 Days in Mariupol Documentary Nominated for Oscar Historic Milestone in Journalism

AP’s “20 Days in Mariupol” Documentary Nominated for Oscar: Historic Milestone in Journalism

In a groundbreaking development, The Associated Press has earned its inaugural Oscar nomination with the documentary “20 Days in Mariupol.” 

The film, directed by Mstyslav Chernov, captures the early days of Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine, shedding light on the besieged city of Mariupol and the courageous journalists who documented its ordeal.

“20 Days in Mariupol” has been acclaimed for its unflinching portrayal of the harsh realities of war, including heart-rending moments such as the tragic death of a 4-year-old girl and the bombing of a maternity hospital. 

This documentary previously garnered prestigious accolades, winning Pulitzer Prizes for its public service and breaking news photography contributions.

The upcoming Oscars ceremony on March 10 will see “20 Days in Mariupol” competing for the esteemed Best Documentary title, spotlighting journalism’s indispensable role in narrating critical stories.

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