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Don’t you just love a good documentary? One of those that really inspire you, stir your emotions or even make you want to get off your butt and make a difference.

The last documentary I saw was at the London Film Festival – Benda Bilili – and it had me choking up from start to finish, even afterwards as the directors did the Q&A.

Here are this year’s Oscars nominated documentaries that are sure to get people talking:

Exit Through the Gift Shop

[swf]http://uk.player.filmtrailer.com/v3.1/&mid=4130&channel_user_id=441100180-1&repeat=1&volume=0[/swf]

Read Movie Talk’s review.

Gasland

[swf]http://uk.player.filmtrailer.com/v3.1/&mid=6250&channel_user_id=441100180-1&repeat=1&volume=0[/swf]

Read more on Gasland here.

Inside Job

[swf]http://uk.player.filmtrailer.com/v3.1/&mid=5839&channel_user_id=441100180-1&repeat=1&volume=0[/swf]

An expose about the 2008 financial armageddon that promises to enrage. Never afraid to get political, Matt Damon lends his voice as the narrator.

Restrepo

[swf]http://uk.player.filmtrailer.com/v3.1/&mid=5390&channel_user_id=441100180-1&repeat=1&volume=0[/swf]

Sort of like The Hurt Locker, but for real. Supposedly it’ll make you feel like you’ve been deployed for 90 minutes.

Waste Land

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_i1IL6cF8Q&fs=1

If you think modern art is rubbish, well, it is… Inspiring stuff from Rio de Janeiro.