Oscar Shorts: Documentary

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AUDIBLE
Director: Matt Ogens
Producer: Geoff McLean
USA, 38 min

AUDIBLE is a cinematic and immersive coming-of-age documentary following Maryland School for the Deaf high school athlete Amaree McKenstry and his close friends, as they face the pressures of senior year and grappling with the realities of venturing off into the hearing world. Amaree and his teammates take out their frustrations on the football field as they battle to protect an unprecedented winning streak, while coming to terms with the tragic loss of a close friend. This is a story about kids who stand up to adversity. They face conflict, but approach the future with hope – shouting to the world that they exist and they matter.

LEAD ME HOME
Directors: Pedro Kos, Jon Shenk
Producers: Bonni Cohen, Serin Marshall, Richard Berge
USA, 39 min

500,000 Americans experience homelessness every night. LEAD ME HOME is a documentary short by Jon Shenk and Pedro Kos that captures the experience from multiple perspectives. This immersive, cinematic film personalizes the overwhelming issue by telling the real-life stories of those going through it as a first step toward challenging uninformed attitudes and outmoded policies and gives the audience a rare, in-depth look at the scale, scope and diversity of unsheltered America today.


THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL
Director: Ben Proudfoot
Producers: Elizabeth Brooke, Abby Lynn Kang Davis, Gabe Godoi, Ben Proudfoot, Brandon Somerhalder, Sarah Stewart
Cast: Lusia Harris
USA, 22 min

She is one of the greatest living women’s basketball players. 3 national trophies. Scored the first basket in women’s Olympic basketball at the ‘76 Olympics. Drafted to the NBA. But have you ever heard of Lusia Harris?

THREE SONGS FOR BENAZIR
Directors: Gulistan Mirzaei, Elizabeth Mirzaei
Producers: Gulistan and Elizabeth Mirzaei, Omar Mullick, Hamayoun Noori, Jamil Rezaei
Afghanistan, 22 min

The story of Shaista, a young man who—newly married to Benazir and living in a displacement camp in Kabul—struggles to balance his dreams of being the first from his tribe to join the Afghan National Army with the responsibilities of starting a family.

WHEN WE WERE BULLIES
Director: Jay Rosenblatt
Producers: Elena Filippini, Jay Rosenblatt, Stefano Tealdi
Cast: Mark Athitakis, Ruth Bromberg, Wendy Newman, Richard J. Silberg
Germany/USA, 36 min

A mind-boggling coincidence leads the filmmaker to track down his fifth grade class and fifth grade teacher to examine their memory of and complicity in a bullying incident 50 years ago.

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