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2021 Oscar® Nominated Short Films: Documentary Shorts

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Each Oscar nominated short is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nomination: Live Action, Animation or Documentary. It includes excellent work from around the world including South Korea, Palestine, Iceland, Norway, USA and Israel. 

A Concerto is a Conversation

Directed by Kris Bowers & Ben Proudfoot

2021, USA, 13 min

A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.


A Love Song for Latasha

Directed by Sophia Nahli Allison & Janice Duncan

2019, USA, 19 min

 A dreamlike portrait of a vibrant 15-year-old girl whose shooting death sparks the 1992 L.A. Riots.




Directed by Anthony Giacchino

2020, France/Germany/USA, 25 min, with English subtitles

Resistance took courage in Nazi-occupied France. 75 years later, facing one's ghosts may take even more.


Do Not Split

Directed by Anders Hammer

2020, USA/Norway, 20 min, with English subtitles

The story of the 2019 Hong Kong protests, told through a series of demonstrations by local protestors that escalate into conflict when highly armed police appear on

the scene.


Hunger Ward

Directed by Skye Fitzgerald

2020, USA, 40 min

Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two female health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war.

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