Shorts Program

2018 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts

Shorts Program

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AFS presents the 2018 Academy Award-nominated documentary shorts.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM NOMINEES

Edith + Eddie
Director: Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright
Synopsis: In 2014, 96-year-old Edith Hill and 95-year-old Eddie Harrison are married, unconcerned that one is African American and the other is white. The newlyweds are forced apart, however, when one of Edith’s daughters, unhappy about the relationship, forces her mother to leave her Virginia home and move to Florida.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 29
Language: English

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Director: Frank Stiefel
Synopsis: Artist Mindy Alper has spent almost all of her 56 years combating severe depression and anxiety, using medication, electroconvulsive therapy and psychiatry to help her. Art has always been her most effective outlet, with drawing and sculpture offering her the tools to give voice to her fears and mental battles.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 40
Language: English

Heroin(e)
Director: Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon
Synopsis: Huntington, West Virginia, known as the overdose capital of America, sees an average of five to seven deaths from drug overdoses every day. Three women — a fire chief, a drug court judge and the head of an outreach ministry — are attempting to take back their community by using compassion to break the cycle of despair and addiction.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 39
Language: English

Knife Skills
Director: Thomas Lennon
Synopsis: In 2013, restaurateur Brandon Chrostowski is about to launch Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute in Cleveland. Aiming to become the best traditional French restaurant in America, the Edwins eatery is staffed primarily with men and women recently released from prison, who have only six weeks to learn the skills that will better their lives and propel the new venture to success.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 40
Language: English

Traffic Stop
Director: Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
Synopsis: In June 2015, a 26-year-old African-American elementary school teacher named Breaion King was pulled over by a white police officer for a routine traffic stop. The incident escalated into a violent arrest, followed by a conversation about race in America between King and another white officer while he drove her to the station.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 30
Language: English

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