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Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 1:00 PM
Location: Belmont University's Johnson Center, 1909 15th Ave S
Free parking available in the Johnson Center's garage at 15th Ave S and Caldwell Ave.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016 are presented in three different feature-length presentations: Animation, Live Action, and Documentary.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016: Documentary
Sun, Feb 7, 1:00pm (160min + 5min intermission)
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A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Dir. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (40min)
Every year, more than 1,000 girls and women are the victims of religiously motivated honor killings in Pakistan, especially in rural areas. Eighteen-year-old Saba, who fell in love and eloped, was targeted by her father and uncle but survived to tell her story.

Body Team 12
Dir. David Darg and Bryn Mooser (13min)
In Monrovia, Liberia, Garmai Sumo is the only female member of Body Team 12, one of the many teams collecting the bodies of those who died from Ebola during the height of the 2014 outbreak. Despite the perilous nature of her job and the distrust with which she is often met, Garmai remains dedicated to her work.

Chau, beyond the lines
Dir. Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck (34min)
Chau, a teenager living in a Vietnamese care center for children born with birth defects due to Agent Orange, struggles with the difficulties of realizing his dream to become a professional artist and clothing designer. Despite being told that his ambitions are unrealistic, Chau is determined to live an independent, productive life.

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
Dir. Adam Benzine (40min)
Thirty years after the release of the documentary SHOAH, filmmaker Claude Lanzmann discusses the personal and professional difficulties he encountered during the more than 12 years it took to create the work. Lanzmann also discusses his relationships with Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and his teenage years spent fighting in the French Resistance during World War II.

Last Day of Freedom
Dir. Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman (32min)
When Bill Babbitt realized that his brother Manny had committed a crime, he agonized over the decision to call the police, knowing that Manny could face the death penalty but hoping he would instead receive the help he needed. Manny, an African-American veteran who served two tours in Vietnam, suffered from PTSD and had found it difficult to obtain healthcare.