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.


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130 mins

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