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Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary Part 2

Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary Part 2

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In the Absence – Yi Seung-Jun, South Korea, 28 min.
Synopsis: When the passenger ferry MV Sewol sank off the coast of South korea in 2014, over three hundred people lost their lives, most of them schoolchildren. Years later, the victims’ families and survivors are still demanding justice from the national authorities.

Walk Run Cha-Cha – Laura Nix, USA, 21 min.
Synopsis: Paul and Millie Cao fell in love as teenagers in Vietnam but were soon separated by the war. Years later they finally reunited in California. Now, after decades of working hard to build new lives, they are making up for lost time on the dance floor. Shot over a period of six years, WALK RUN CHA-CHA is an intimate, beautifully-crafted story about immigration, transformation and the power oflove.

St. Louis Superman – Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan, USA, 28 min.
Synopsis: Bruce Franks Jr., a Ferguson activist and battle rapper who was elected to the overwhelmingly white and Republican Missouri house of Representatives, must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a bill critical for his community.

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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