2024 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Documentary

Showings

O Cinema South Beach Sat, Feb 17 3:45 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Feb 18 3:45 PM
O Cinema South Beach Mon, Feb 19 8:45 PM
O Cinema South Beach Wed, Feb 21 8:45 PM

Description

ISLAND IN BETWEEN
(Directed by S. Leo Chiang / 2023 / Taiwan / 20 min)
S. Leo Chiang reflects on his relationship with Taiwan, the United States and China from the islands of Kinmen, just a few miles from mainland China.

NAI NAI & WÀI PÓ
(Directed by Sean Wang / 2023 / USA / 16 min)
Nai Nai is my grandma. Wài Pó is also my grandma. Together, they are a grandma super team that dances, stretches, and farts their sorrows away.

THE ABCs OF BOOK BANNING
(Directed by Sheila Nevins / 2023 / USA / 27 min)
Over 2000 books have been removed from school districts in the U.S. THE ABCS OF BOOK BANNING follows the human toll the future will pay for depriving children of their right to read and learn about a complex world. Interviews with children and authors shed light on this ongoing dangerous precedent.

THE BARBER OF LITTLE ROCK
(Directed by John Hoffman & Christine Turner / 2023 / USA / 35 min)
The Barber of Little Rock explores America’s widening racial wealth gap through the story of Arlo Washington, a local barber whose visionary approach to a just economy can be found in the mission of People Trust, the nonprofit community bank he founded.

THE LAST REPAIR SHOP
(Directed by Kris Bowers & Ben Proudfoot / 2023 / USA / 39 min)
Tells the story of four unassuming heroes who ensure no student is deprived of the joy of music. It is also a reminder of how music can be the best medicine, stress reliever and even an escape from poverty.