The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2011: Documentary
194 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Various
Genre/Subjects: Documentary, Short
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Digital presentation - Once again we're happy to offer audiences a chance to see this year's Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Documentary Short.
KILLING IN THE NAME USA/39 MIN - Director: Jed Rothstein
Ashraf Al-Khaled was celebrating the happiest day of his life when a suicide bomber walked into his wedding and killed his father and twenty-six other family members in front of his eyes. Now, he’s rising from horrific tragedy to take an unprecedented step–breaking the code of silence in the Muslim community by speaking out against terrorism. Killing in the Name follows Ashraf’s quest to understand what gives rise to terrorism and expose its true costs. From an Al-Qaeda recruiter, to a militant behind one of the world’s worst terrorist attacks, to a madrassa full of boys ready for jihad, Ashraf takes us on a journey around the world to see if one man can speak truth to terror.
SUN COME UP USA, Papua New Guinea/38 MIN - Director/Producer: Jennifer Redfearn
Sun Come Up follows the relocation of some of the world’s first environmental refugees, the Carteret Islanders – a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean. When rising seas threaten their survival, the islanders face a painful decision: they must leave their beloved land in search of a new place to call home.
THE WARRIORS OF QIUGANG USA/39 MIN - Director: Ruby Yang
Villagers in a remote district of central China take on a chemical company that is poisoning their water and air. For five years they fight to transform their environment and as they do, they find themselves transformed as well.
POSTER GIRL USA/38 MIN - Director: Sara Nesson
Apple pie cheerleader turned tough-as-nails machine gunner in the Iraq War, Sgt. Robynn Murray comes home to face a new kind of battle she never anticipated.
STRANGERS NO MORE USA/40 MIN - Directors/Producers: Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon
In the heart of Tel Aviv, there is an exceptional school where children from 48 different countries and diverse backgrounds come together to learn. Many of the students arrive at Bialik-Rogozin in the wake of poverty, political adversity and even genocide. Here, no child is a stranger.
US Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
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