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Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary Part 1

Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary Part 1

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Life Overtakes Me – John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson, Sweden/USA, 39 min.
Synopsis: Synopsis: LIFE OVERTAKES ME tells the story of traumatized children of the refugee diaspora who are in such profound despair that they withdraw into a coma-like state. in Sweden, over 400 refugee children have been afflicted with this life-threatening psychosomatic illness, and the film will accompany two of them and their families on their frightening odyssey through Resignation Syndrome.

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if You’re a Girl) – Carol Dysinger, UK, 39 min.
Synopsis: In Afghanistan, many young girls are not able to participate in sports. cultural and religious norms, along with other factors such as safety concerns and years of warfare, have resulted in limited athletic and recreational opportunities for women and girls, especially those who come from impoverished neighborhoods. But there is a new generation of afghan girls who believe they can do anything. LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE IF YOU’RE A GIRL tells the story of young afghan girls learning to read, write – and skateboard – in Kabul.

For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Jan. 31st. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 9th.

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August 21-27, 2023

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