Awards Buzz: Documentary Shorts

Awards Buzz: Documentary Shorts
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Awards Buzz: Documentary Shorts
113 Minute Running Time

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.


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Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy   

Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy
USA, 2007, 40 min.
Director Alice Elliot’s Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy is an intimate portrait of two women with disabilities who are determined to live independent, non-institutionalized lives.... more



Freeheld   

Freeheld
USA, 2007, 38 min.
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 wa... more



Salim Baba   

Salim Baba
India, 2007, 14 min.
Salim Muhammad has made a living since he was ten by screening discarded film scraps for the kids in his surrounding neighborhoods using a hand-cranked projector.... more



Sari's Mother   

Sari's Mother
USA, 2006, 21 min.
James Longley (director of the Academy Award nominated Iraq in Fragments) follows an Iraqi mother struggling under U.S. occupation to care for her son, who is dying of AIDS.... more



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