2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary Program A
For over a decade, ShortsTV has proudly brought the Oscar Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe.
With all three categories offered–Animated, Live Action and Documentary–this is your annual chance to predict the winners, and have the edge in your Oscar pool!
LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL)
In Afghanistan, many young girls are not able to participate in sports. Cultural and religious norms, along with other factors such as safety concerns and years of warfare, have resulted in limited athletic and recreational opportunities for women and girls, especially those who come from impoverished neighborhoods. But there is a new generation of Afghan girls who believe they can do anything. Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if You’re a Girl) tells the story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write—and skateboard—in Kabul.
LIFE OVERTAKES ME
Tells the story of traumatized children of the refugee diaspora who are in such profound despair that they withdraw into a coma-like state. In Sweden, over 400 refugee children have been afflicted with this life-threatening psychosomatic illness, and the film will accompany two of them and their families on their frightening odyssey through Resignation Syndrome.
For the rest of the Documentary Shorts, go to program B.