Oscar Shorts: Documentary (Part 2)

image from the film Oscar Shorts: Documentary (Part 2)

image from the short film QUEEN OF BASKETBALL (© ShortsTV)

For the 17th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action and Documentary—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, March 27.

More info and individual film trailers at shorts.tv/theoscarshorts

The Documentary program is being screened in two parts, each about 80 minutes total. Part 1 screens at 4:00 pm today.

Part 2

Three Songs for Benazir – Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei, Afghanistan, 22 min.

The story of Shaista, a young man who—newly married to Benazir and living in a displacement camp in Kabul—struggles to balance his dreams of being the first from his tribe to join the Afghan National Army with the responsibilities of starting a family. Gulistan and Elizabeth Mirzaei’s remarkable access sheds light on the experience of modern-day Afghans who live, love, and seek space for themselves amid constant instability. Three Songs for Benazir was nominated for the 15th Annual Cinema Eye Honors and was the winner of six jury awards, including Best Short at Full Frame.

Lead Me Home – Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk, USA, 39 min.

500,000 Americans experience homelessness every night. Lead Me Home is a documentary short by Jon Shenk and Pedro Kos that captures the experience from multiple perspectives. This immersive, cinematic film personalizes the overwhelming issue by telling the real-life stories of those going through it as a first step toward challenging uninformed attitudes and outmoded policies and gives the audience a rare, in-depth look at the scale, scope and diversity of unsheltered America today.

The Queen of Basketball – Ben Proudfoot, USA, 22 min. (pictured at top)

She is one of the greatest living women’s basketball players. 3 national trophies. Scored the first basket in women’s Olympic basketball at the ‘76 Olympics. Drafted to the NBA. But have you ever heard of Lucy Harris?

Part 1 (4:00 pm)

Audible – Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean, USA, 39 min.

When We Were Bullies – Jay Rosenblatt, USA/Germany, 36 min.

Descriptions on Part 1 film page.

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