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2024 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts

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March 1 @ 1:45 pm

Playing in the CCA Cinema

March 1-7: Playing daily at 1:45pm (no screenings Monday and Tuesday)

See all five Academy Award-nominated short films in the documentary category in a single program!

The nominees for Best Film – Documentary Short are:

The ABCs of Book Banning
Over 2,000 books have been removed from school districts in the United States. This film follows the human toll the future will pay for depriving children of their right to read and learn about a complex world. Interviews with children and authors shed light on this ongoing dangerous precedent.

Director: Sheila Nevins (USA)
Run time: 27 min.

The Barber of Little Rock
An exploration of America’s widening racial wealth gap through the story of Arlo Washington, a local barber whose visionary approach to a just economy can be found in the mission of People Trust, the non- profit community bank he founded.

Directors: John Hoffman & Christine Turner (USA)
Run time: 35 min.

Island in Between
From Taiwan’s frontline amid rising tensions with China, filmmaker S. Leo Chiang weaves lyrical glimpses of local life with his own struggle negotiating ambivalent bonds to Taiwan, China, and the USA. This film explores the uneasy peace in Taiwan, and contemplates its uncertain future.

Director: S. Leo Chiang (Taiwan/USA)
Run time: 19 min.

The Last Repair Shop
Los Angeles is one of the last American cities to provide free and freely repaired musical instruments to its public schoolchildren. This film showcases the warehouse where devoted craftspeople keep over 80,000 instruments in good repair.

Directors: Ben Proudfoot, Kris Bowers (USA)
Run time: 39 min.

Nai Nai & Wài Pó
Director Sean Wang describes his film this way: “Nǎi Nai is my grandma. Wài Pó is also my grandma. Together, they are a grandma super team that dances, stretches, and farts their sorrows away.”

Director: Sean Wang (USA)
Run time: 16 min.


Note: Tickets are only $3.00 for EBT cardholders

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