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The Most Unpredictable Oscar Race, Plus the Directors of ‘Free Solo’

We take stock of a Best Documentary Oscars race that doesn’t include ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ and ‘Three Identical Strangers’—the two most commercially successful documentaries of the year

Still of a free climber hanging off the edge of a rock in ‘Free Solo’ National Geographic Documentary Films

We take stock of a Best Documentary Oscars race that doesn’t include Won’t You Be My Neighbor and Three Identical Strangers—the two most commercially successful documentaries of the year (0:40). Then Free Solo directors Jimmy Chin and E. Chai Vasarhelyi join the show to talk about the challenges of filming a climber in a life-or-death situation (18:22).

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