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Oscar® Nominated Film Festival: DOCUMENTARY SHORTS



JOE’S VIOLIN A donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship between 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Bronx school girl Brianna Perez, showing how the power of music can bring light in the darkest of times and how a small act can have a great impact.
USA | 24 minutes

4.1 MILES Kyriakos, a Greek Coast Guard Captain and his 10 colleagues are called out hourly to save hundreds of refugees risking their lives to cross the 4.1-mile-wide strait from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos. Greek journalist Daphne Matziaraki joined the heroic captain for a single day in 2015 to capture this living nightmare.
USA & Greece | 26 minutes

EXTREMIS Witness the wrenching emotions that accompany end-of-life decisions as doctors, patients and families in a hospital ICU face harrowing choices.
USA | 24 minutes

THE WHITE HELMETS As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.
USA | 41 minutes

WATANI: MY HOMELAND The story of one family's fight and struggle to survive the Syrian Civil War. Having lost her husband, the mother makes the painful decision to leave her homeland, in search of safety and a brighter future for her children. Escaping the chaos and terror of their war torn homeland becomes a catalyst for a different kind of struggle; the struggle to understand your past and accept your present, to adapt to a new life, and to hold on to the idea of belonging to a homeland.
UK | 39 minutes

Film Festival Badge: $35 Avon Members | $75 Non-Members

For non-festival badge holders: All shows (including each shorts category) are separate admission.









Carte Blanche: FREE
Nonmembers - $12
Members - $7
Students/Seniors (Mon - Thu) - $9




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