Jai Tigget over at Shadow and Act rounded up five stellar documentaries that were all directed by black women and have qualified for Academy Award consideration. Watch the trailers below, and visit Shadow and Act for reviews of each film.

Free Angela And All Political Prisoners, Shola Lynch

Valentine Road, Marta Cunningham

Gideon's Army, Dawn Porter

American Promise, Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster

The New Black, Yoruba Richen