This category welcomes back exactly one returning nominee, Jay Rosenblatt, who contended last year for When We Were Bullies and is now back for How Do You Measure a Year?, which is an endearing series of check-ins with the filmmaker’s daughter every year on her birthday and will premiere on HBO in June. The Elephant Whisperers follows a couple that takes in an orphaned baby elephant in India, while Stranger at the Gateshowcases an unexpected story of hate turned to love. The Martha Mitchell Effectlooks at an unsung hero of the Watergate era, while Haulout looks at devastating environmental effects. This category has favored uplifting stories, which puts a few of these films in serious contention.
Should win: How Do You Measure a Year?
Will win: Stranger at the Gate
Alternate: How Do You Measure a Year?