Oscar Shorts: Documentary
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For the 16th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Films. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don't miss this year's selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25th.
A Love Song for Latasha (USA, 18 min.) Director: Sophia Nahli Allison; Synopsis: A dreamlike portrait of a vibrant 15-year-old girl whose shooting death sparks the 1992 L.A. Riots.
Do Not Split (USA/Norway, 36 min.) Director: Anders Hammer; Synopsis: The story of the 2019 Hong Kong protests, told through a series of demonstrations by local protestors that escalate into conflict when highly armed police appear on the scene.
Hunger Ward (USA, 40 min.) Director: Skye Fitzgerald; Synopsis: Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two female health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war.
Colette (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.) Director: Anthony Giacchino; Synopsis: Resistance took courage in Nazi-occupied France. 75 years later, facing one's ghosts may take even more.
A Concerto Is a Conversation (USA, 13 min.) Director: Kris Bowers/Ben Proudfoot; Synopsis: A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Please note that Hunger Ward is a very intense look at child hunger in Yemen and the program is very much not for young audiences.
For more information & trailers for each film: shorts.tv/theoscarshorts