2017 Oscar® Nominated Short Documentaries

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2017 Oscar® Nominated Short Documentaries will start on Friday, February 10.

Admission is $7 or $5 for Students/Seniors

This program includes all of the films nominated in the Documentary Short category.
Joe’s Violin – dir. Kahane Cooperman, USA, 24 minutes
During a drive to donate musical instruments to public schools, 91-year- old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold offers his beloved violin, which he has played for more than 70 years. The instrument goes to the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, where young musician Brianna Perez is inspired to become friends with her benefactor.

Extremis – dir. Dan Krauss, USA, 24 minutes
Explores the harrowing decisions families must make for their loved ones in urgent end-of-life cases relying on machine-based life support.

4.1 Miles – dir. Daphne Matziaraki, USA, 22 minutes
Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek Coast Guard, is caught in the struggle of refugees fleeing the Middle East and traveling the short distance from the coast of Turkey to the island of Lesbos. Despite having limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save lives during the immense humanitarian crisis.

Watani: My Homeland – dir. Marcel Mettelsiefen, 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, 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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