2017 Oscar®-Nominated Short Films: Documentary

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2017 Oscar®-Nominated Short Films: Documentary


Monday Feb 13 07:00 PM
Monday Feb 20 07:00 PM
Thursday Feb 23 01:00 PM
Friday Feb 24 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

See the best documentary short films from around the world before the 89th Academy Awards this year!

Total runtime: 154 min.

More: Oscar®-Nominated Short Films: Live ActionOscar®-Nominated Short Films: Animation


Directed by Dan Krauss. USA. 2016. 24 min.
Witness the wrenching emotions that accompany harrowing end-of-life decisions faced by doctors, patients, and families in a hospital ICU.

4.1 Miles
Directed by Daphne Matziaraki. USA. 2016. 22 min.
A coast guard captain on a small Greek island is suddenly charged with saving thousands of refugees from drowning at sea. 

Joe’s Violin
Directed by Kahane Cooperman. USA. 2016. 24 min.
A donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship between 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Bronx school girl Brianna Perez, showing how the power of music can bring light in the darkest of times and how a small act can have a great impact. 


Watani: My Homeland
Directed by Marcel Mettelsiefen. UK/Syria/Germany. 2016. 39 min.
Filmed over three years, Watani: My Homeland tells the epic story of one family's escape from war-torn Syria, and their attempt to make a new life in Germany. 

The White Helmets
Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel. UK. 2016. 41 min.
In the chaos of Syria's civil war, 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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