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Oscar Film Festival: DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

 

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The five films described below are the 2020 Oscar® nominees for Best Documentary Short Subject:

IN THE ABSENCE
Directors: Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
USA | 28 minutes

When the MV Sewol ferry sank off the coast of South Korea in 2014, over three hundred people lost their lives, most of them schoolchildren. Years later, the victims’ families and survivors are still demanding justice from national authorities.

LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WAR ZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL)
Directors: Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva
UK | 39 minutes

Over the course of 15 years, a class of young girls from disadvantaged neighborhoods in war-torn Kabul, learn to read and write, and grow together in confidence through the joy of skateboarding.

LIFE OVERTAKES ME
Directors: John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
USA | 39 minutes

Hundreds of refugee children in Sweden who have fled with their families from extreme trauma in their home countries have become afflicted with Resignation Syndrome. Facing deportation, they withdraw from the world into a coma-like state, as if frozen, for months or even years.

ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN
Directors: Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
USA | 28 minutes

Bruce Franks Jr., a leading Ferguson activist and battle rapper who was elected to the overwhelmingly white and Republican Missouri House of Representatives, must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a bill critical to his community.

WALK RUN CHA-CHA
Directors: Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt
USA | 21 minutes

Chipaul and Millie Cao reunited in 1980s Los Angeles after being separated by the Vietnam War. Forty years later, they become ballroom dancers to reconnect again and make up for lost time.

 

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RATING: R

RUNNING TIME: 160 minutes

 

UPCOMING SHOWTIMES:

Saturday, February 01, 2020 -11:00AM
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 -7:30PM


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