2012 Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Program

A film by Varies

See four of the 2012 contenders for the Academy Award for best Documentary Short Subject film. Films Include:

  • The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom – 39 minutes – Japan/USA – Lucy Walker
    Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan’s recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins.
  • Incident in New Baghdad – 25 minutes – USA – James Spione
    One of the most notorious incidents of the Iraq War – the July 2007 slayings of two Reuters journalists and a number of other unarmed civilians by US attack helicopters
  • Saving Face – 40 minutes – Pakistan/USA – Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
    Every year hundreds of people — mostly women — are attacked with acid in Pakistan.
  • The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement – 25 minutes – USA – Gail Dolgin and Robin Fryday
    Mr. James Armstrong is a barber, a “foot soldier” and a dreamer whose barbershop in Birmingham, Alabama has been a hub for haircuts and civil rights since 1955.


Technical Information

Production Year
Running Time
130 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012
Monday, Feb 20, 2012
Sunday, Feb 12, 2012
Saturday, Feb 11, 2012
Friday, Feb 10, 2012

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