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USA, 2007, 38 Minute Running Time
Topics: Documentary, Woman Director
Program: Awards Buzz – Short Film
Language: English

Laurel Hester, a policewoman with 25 years of service on the Ocean County police force, faces a form of discrimination that confronts too many people in contemporary America. This incredibly moving documentary draws attention to the issue of domestic partnership benefits for same-sex couples in a way that no mere newspaper story could ever do.

DIRECTOR: Cynthia Wade
Producer: Vanessa Roth, Matthew Syret
Editor: David Teague
Cinematographer: Cynthia Wade
Music: Rob Schwimmer


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Awards Buzz: Documentary Shorts   

Awards Buzz: Documentary Shorts
113 min.
We have assembled four of the eight short documentaries that have been identified by the official voting committee as contenders for an Academy nomination. Four very different stories told by four different voices.... more



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