Oscar Shorts 2020: Documentary B
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.
In the Absence
When the passenger ferry MV Sewol sank off the coast of South korea in 2014, over three hundred people lost their lives, most of them schoolchildren. Years later, the victims’ families and survivors are still demanding justice from the national authorities.
Director: Yi Seung-Jun
Runtime: 29 minutes
Origin: South Korea | US
St. Louis Superman
Bruce Franks Jr., a Ferguson activist and battle rapper who was elected to the overwhelmingly white and Republican Missouri House of Representatives, must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a bill critical for his community.
Director: Smriti Mundhra | Sami Khan
Runtime: 28 minutes
Walk Run Cha-CHa
Paul and Millie cao fell in love as teenagers in Vietnam but were soon separated by the war. Years later they finally reunited in california. Now, after decades of working hard to build new lives, they are making up for lost time on the dance floor. Shot over a period of six years, Walk Run Cha-Cha is an intimate, beautifully-crafted story about immigration, transformation and the power of love.
Director: Laura Nix
Runtime: 20 minutes
Total Runtime: 80 minutes
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