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2021 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts

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The Present – Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.) - On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?


Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.) - A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a DeafBlind man.


Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.) - In "Two Distant Strangers", cartoonist Carter James' repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again.


White Eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.) - A man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.


The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.) - When a corrections officer is transferred to the letter room, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a prisoner's deeply private life.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    130 minutes
  • Language
    English, Arabic, Hebrew
  • Country
    United States, Palestine, Israel
  • Rating
    R
  • Director
    Farah Nabulsi (The Present), Doug Roland (Feeling Through), Travon Free, Martin Desmond Roe (Two Distant Strangers), Tomer Shushan (White Eye), Elvira Lind (The Letter Room)