Short documentaries can take a focused look at a single, smaller subject in a way that a larger feature-length documentary simply cannot. While feature documentaries can offer a wide arrangement of knowledge on a particular topic, there’s nothing like a short documentary to take a laser-focused look at one moment in time. This year’s nominees for the Academy Award for Best Short Documentary cover topics as broad as the Japanese tsunami that happened nearly a near ago today to a lone Chicago barber’s experience with the Civil Rights Movement. Join Dre, Allistair, and I as we discuss some of the nominees.
A note, however. The two nominees God is Bigger than Elvis and Saving Face were not screened for critics the same way the others shorts were, so we are unfortunately unable to present reviews of those.
Director: Robin Fryday