Oscar Shorts 2020: Documentary A
UICA Members: $5, Public: $10
Suggested rating: R
Warning: The Documentary program deals with global political issues – the refugee crisis, the education of girls and women in Afghanistan, activism in Ferguson MO.
UICA is proud to present the 2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films presented by Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures. This exclusive release features the year’s most anticipated short films across Live-Action, Animation, and Documentary categories. See the films that critics are raving about and predict the winners before the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony happening Sunday, Feb 9th, 2020 in Hollywood, CA.
Life Overtakes Me
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.
Director: John Haptas | Kristine Samuelson
Runtime: 37 minutes
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.
Director: Carol Dysinger
Runtime: 40 minutes
Origin: UK | USA | Afganistan
Total Runtime: 80 minutes
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