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Oscar Shorts 16: Documentary A

01/29 | 5:30
02/05 | 5:30 PM
02/07 | 3:00 PM
02/12 | 8:00 PM
02/13 | 5:30 PM
02/16 | 5:30 PM
02/17 | 5:30 PM
02/18 | 5:30 PM
02/21 | 12:30 PM
02/23 | 5:30 PM
02/26 | 12:30, 5:30 PM
03/01 | 5:30 PM

Body Team 12

Body Team 12 is tasked with collecting the victims at the height of the Ebola outbreak. These body collectors have arguably the most dangerous and gruesome job in the world. Yet despite the strain they emerge as heroes while the film explores their philosophy and strength. The story is told on the ground in Monrovia, Liberia through the eyes of the only female member of the team, who reveals the heartbreaking, lifesaving work of removing bodies from loved ones in order to halt transmission of the disease. 

Director: David Darg
Origin: Liberia
Runtime: 13 Minutes

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

A woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for falling in love becomes a rare survivor of the country's harsh judicial system.

Director: Sharmen Obaid - Chinoy
Origin: Pakistan
Runtime: 40 Minutes

Last Day of Freedom

When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision; should he call the police? Last Day of Freedom is a richly animated personal narrative that tells the story of Bill’s decision to stand by his brother, a Veteran returning from war, as he faces criminal charges, racism, and ultimately the death penalty. This film is a portrait of a man at the nexus of the most pressing social issues of our day; veterans’ care, mental health access and criminal justice. 

Director: Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman
Origin: USA
Runtime: 32 Minutes

Total Runtime: 87 minutes

Earlier Event: January 29
Oscar Shorts 16: Live Action
Later Event: January 29
Oscar Shorts 16- Animation