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The Martha Mitchell Effect

CEH 2023 Nominee: The Martha Mitchell Effect

She was once as famous as Jackie O. And then she tried to take down a President. The Martha Mitchell Effect is an archival documentary portrait of the unlikeliest of whistleblowers: Martha Mitchell, a Republican cabinet wife who was gaslighted by the Nixon Administration to keep her quiet. It offers a female gaze on Watergate […]

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey

CEH 2023 Nominee: Keep Sweet Pray and Obey

This docuseries examines the rise of Warren Jeffs in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and his shocking criminal case. Emmy-nominated producer Rachel Dretzin directs the true-crime investigative documentary series.

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy

CEH 2023 Nominee: jeen-yuhs A Kanye Trilogy

The lives of an emerging superstar and a filmmaker intertwine in this intense, intimate docuseries charting Kanye West’s career, filmed over two decades.

In Her Hands

CEH 2023 Nominee: In Her Hands

Zarifa Ghafari, one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position, fights for survival against the backdrop of her country’s accelerated unraveling.

Downfall: The Case Against Boeing

CEH 2023 Nominee: Downfall The Case against Boeing

A searing investigation of a once-iconic company and its tragic failures, Downfall: The Case Against Boeing exposes how Wall Street’s influence and Boeing’s crumbling internal culture resulted in two historic plane crashes, 346 fatalities and a shocking cover-up.

Descendant

CEH 2023 Nominee: Descendant

Documentary filmmaker Margaret Brown returns to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama to document the search for and historic discovery of The Clotilda, the last known ship to arrive in the United States, illegally carrying enslaved Africans. After a century of secrecy and speculation, the 2019 discovery of the ship turns attention toward the descendant community […]