2017 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts Program B

2017 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts Program B

For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Films. Featuring acclaimed and powerful short documentaries from filmmakers around the world, 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 now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 26th.

PROGRAM B includes:

WATANI: MY HOMELAND – dir. Marcel Mettelsiefen, UK, 39 minutes

Four young children live with their mother and father, a Free Syrian Commander, in a warzone in Aleppo, Syria. After their father is captured by ISIS, the children flee with their mother to Goslar, Germany, in a years-long journey that will test them all as they try to find a safe home in a foreign country.

THE WHITE HELMETS – dir. Orlando von Einsiedel, USA, 41 minutes

In the chaos of war-torn Syria, unarmed and neutral civilian volunteers known as "the white helmets" comb through the rubble after bombings to rescue survivors. Although they have already saved more than 60,000 lives since 2013, these brave first responders continue to place themselves in danger every day.

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Technical Information

Production Year: 2016
Run Time: 82 mins
Format: DCP