2021 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary


The 2021 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary

A Love Song for Latasha – Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan (USA, 18 min.). A dreamlike portrait of a vibrant 15-year-old girl whose shooting death sparks the 1992 L.A. Uprising.

Do Not Split – Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook (USA/Norway, 36 min.). The story of the 2019 Hong Kong protests, told through a series of demonstrations by local protesters that escalate into conflict when heavily armed police appear on the scene.

Hunger Ward – Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman (USA, 40 min.). 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 – Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.). Resistance took courage in Nazi-occupied France. Seventy five years later, facing one's ghosts may take even more.

A Concerto is a Conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, 13 min.) 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.

The documentary shorts are not MPAA rated but if they were they'd be rated R. The subject matter includes the Hong Kong democracy protests, Black history, and the Jewish Holocaust. 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.

Not Rated
Short, Documentary
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