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2021 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary
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This year's Oscar nominated documentary short films!

A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA
USA, 18 min.
The injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlan's at a South Central Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city's 1992 civil uprising. A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA removes Latasha from the context of her death and rebuilds an archive of a promising life lost.

DO NOT SPLIT
USA/Norway, 36 min.
Told from within the heart of the Hong Kong protests, DO NOT SPLIT begins in 2019 as a proposed bill allowing the Chinese government to extradite criminal suspects to mainland China escalated protests throughout Hong Kong. The film captures the determination and sacrafices of the protesters, the government's backlash, and the passage of the new Beijing-backed national security law.

HUNGER WARD
USA, 40 min.
Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two women health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war.

COLETTE
France/Germany/USA, 24 min.
Ninety-year-old Colette Marin-Catherine is one of the last surviving members of the French Resistance. COLETTE is a journey of discovery on many levels, but the film's greatest revelation is Colette herself, who at 90 is finally ready to let go of what she has, for over seven decades, held so tightly inside.

A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION
USA, 13 min.
A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION tells the story of virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer Kris Bowers as he tracks his family's lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

 

Documentary Shorts Rating: R for adult themes. Not suitable for young children.

3 day rental • R • 136 min.