OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS – DOCUMENTARY

SATURDAY, FEB 6 AND SUNDAY, FEB 7

The Rafael again participates in the national release of short films nominated for the upcoming Academy Awards. Audiences will have the opportunity to see the nominated Live Action and Animated shorts prior to the 88th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 28, 2016. We will also schedule select screenings of the documentary nominees. Each category will be screened in a separate program, each requiring separate admission.

Documentary program length: 163 min with intermission

LAST DAY OF FREEDOM filmmakers Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman Q&A at the Saturday, Feb 6 and Sunday, Feb 7 screenings

BODY TEAM 12
Director: David Darg
Producers: David Darg & Bryn Mooser

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.

CHAU, BEYOND THE LINES
Director: Courtney Marsh
Producers: Courtney Marsh & Jerry Franck

Chau, a teenager growing up in a Vietnamese care center for children disabled by Agent Orange, battles with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional artist.

CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH
Director: Adam Benzine
Producers: Adam Benzine, Halim Benzine, Nick Fraser, Kelsey Irvine, Alex Ordanis & Kimberly Warner

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah is a 2015 documentary short film exploring the life and work of French director Claude Lanzmann. The film was written, directed, and produced by British filmmaker and journalist Adam Benzine.

A GIRL IN THE RIVER: THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS
Director & Producer: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

More than a 1000 women are killed in the name of ‘honor’ in Pakistan every year. ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ follows the story of a rare survivor who falls in love and lives to tell the tale.

LAST DAY OF FREEDOM
Directors & Producers: Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman
Production: Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman – Living Condition LLC

Filmmakers Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman Q&A at the Saturday, Feb 6 and Sunday, Feb. 7 screenings

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.