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The 2021 Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary (Short Subject).
This programme contains the following content advisories: mature themes, may frighten young children
Nearly three decades after 15-year-old Latasha Harlins was shot and killed at a South Central Los Angeles store, director Sophia Nahli Allison tells Latasha’s full story — outside the unjust context of her death. Oral history and memories from Latasha’s best friend and cousin converge in a dreamlike portrait that shows the impact one brief but brilliant life can have.
Do Not Split begins in 2019, when the Hong Kong government proposed a bill allowing the Chinese government to extradite criminal suspects to mainland China — giving rise to protests throughout Hong Kong. Unfolding across a year, the film captures the determination and sacrifices of the protesters, the government’s backlash, and the passage of the new Beijing-backed national security law.
Filmed inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centres in Yemen, Hunger Ward provides an unflinching portrait of two health-care workers — doctor Aida Alsadeeq and nurse Mekkia Mahdi — fighting to save the lives of starving children against the backdrop of the country’s ongoing civil war.
At 90 years old, Colette — one of the last surviving members of the French Resistance — undergoes a heart-wrenching journey to discover what happened to her brother, a Resistance fighter who disappeared after being arrested by the Gestapo in 1943.
Virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer Kris Bowers tracks his family’s lineage, which takes him from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.