Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts Program A 2018
EDITH+ EDDIE (Director: Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright, USA, English, R, 29 min)
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.
TRAFFIC STOP (Director: Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, USA, English, R, 30 min)
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.
HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405 (Director: Frank Stiefel, USA, English, R, 40 min)
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.
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