2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary Program A
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The 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary Program A
THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE: (Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed, Canada/USA/UK - English, 39 min.) At 109, Alice Herz Sommer is the world's oldest pianist…and its oldest Holocaust survivor. At the heart of her remarkable story of courage and endurance is her passion for music. [Winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary Short.]
KARAMA HAS NO WALLS: (Sara Ishaq, UAE/UK/Yemen – Arabic, 26 min.) When protesters in Yemen added their voices to those of other nations during the Arab Spring, the government responded with an attack that left 53 people dead and inspired widespread sympathy throughout the country.
FACING FEAR: (Jason Cohen, USA/English, 26 min.) As a gay 13-year-old, Matthew Boger endured a savage beating at the hands of a group of neo-Nazis. Twenty-five years later, he meets one of them again by chance.
When Magnolia Pictures and the ShortsHD cable channel started bringing the Oscar shorts program to theaters in the mid-2000s, they initially left out the documentaries. That might have made sense in the days when Oscar-nominated documentaries were always about schoolchildren learning valuable ...