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Directed by Various directors

2014, in original languages with English subtitles

Various countries

160 minutes



Oscar Nominees: Documentary Short Subject

Get a jump on your Oscar pool! See the films nominated in the category of Documentary Short Subject, in advance of the Academy Awards ceremony on February 22. Full List of Nominees

• Program I (81 min.)

Directed by Aneta Kopacz
(Poland, 2014, 40 min., in Polish with English subtitles)
As she faces a terminal illness, the mother of a young son writes a blog in which she tries to leave a record of what she hopes to teach him.

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Directed by Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
(USA, 2014, 39 min.)
Each month, the Veterans Crisis Line receives more than 22,000 calls from military veterans, who account for 20% of all suicides in the U.S. each year.

• Intermission (10 min.) 

• Program II (79 min.)

*Our Curse
Directed by Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki
(Poland, 2014, 27 min., in Polish with English subtitles)
A mother and father face the difficulties of caring for a baby who has been born with a life-threatening congenital breathing disorder known as Ondine's curse.

White Earth
Directed by J. Christian Jensen
(USA, 2014, 20 min., in English and Spanish with English subtitles)
Three children and an immigrant mother face a long and difficult winter in North Dakota, which has attracted many people seeking work during an oil boom.

*The Reaper (La parka)
Directed by Gabriel Serra Arguello
(Mexico, 2014, 29 min., in Spanish with English subtitles)
For the past 25 years, Efrain has worked in a slaughterhouse, where he has developed an intimate relationship with both death and what one must sometimes do to live.

*These titles contain images that could be disturbing to some individuals. Viewer discretion is advised.