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2019 OS: Documentary



Thursday February 21
Rating:NR
Run Time:137 minutes
With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action, and Documentary – this is your chance to see all of the Oscar nominated short films on the big screen! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.
The Oscar Shorts will be divided into three separate programs: Live Action, Animation, and Documentary. Separate admission is charged for each program. A festival pass, good for admission to all three programs, will be available at the Ross Box Office. PASS PRICES: General Admission $15 / Seniors, Military $12.50 / Students, Children, Members $10

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
137 minutes / suggested rating: R (violence, language, and adult themes)

Black Sheep
(Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn, UK, 27 minutes)
Everything changed for Cornelius Walker on 27 November 2000 when Damilola Taylor was killed. Damilola was 11, the same age as Cornelius. He lived five minutes away. He had the same skin colour. Cornelius’s mother, scared for her son’s safety, moved their family out of London. Cornelius suddenly found himself living on a white estate run by racists. But rather than fight them, Cornelius decided to become more like the people who hated him. They became his family and kept him safe. And in return, Cornelius
became submerged in a culture of violence and hatred. But as the violence and racism against other black people continued, Cornelius struggled to marry his real identity with the one he had acquired. Filmed with non-actors in locations where the real events took place 15 years ago, Black Sheep blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction to pose difficult and highly topical questions about race and identity. Who decides what makes us who we are? And what compromises are we prepared to make in order to fit in?
End Game
(Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 40 minutes)
Where will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late? Acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK, THE CELLULOID CLOSET, PARAGRAPH 175) probe these questions and more in the context of two San Francisco Bay Area medical facilities on the forefront of creating new paradigms for end of life decisions with grace.
A Night at the Garden
(Marshall Curry, USA, 7 minutes)
In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from American history. A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN, made entirely from archival footage filmed that night, transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in the United States.
Lifeboat
(Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser, USA, 40 minutes)
Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night. LIFEBOAT puts a human face on one of the world’s greatest contemporary, global crises and provides a spark of hope surrounding how civil society can intervene in the refugee crisis in a meaningful way.
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE.
(Rayka Zahtabchi and Melissa Berton, India, 26 minutes)
In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. — a documentary short directed by Rayka Zehtabchi — tells their story. For generations, these women didn’t have access to pads, which lead to health problems and girls missing school or dropping out entirely. But when a sanitary pad machine is installed in the village, the women learn to manufacture and market their own pads, empowering the women of their community. They name their brand “FLY,” because they want women “to soar.” Their flight is, in part, enabled by the work of high school girls half a world away, in California, who raised the initial money for the machine and began a non-profit called “The Pad Project.”

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