2014 OSCAR NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS, PACKAGE "A", February 2 thru February 19, Various directors and countries of origin.
THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE
Directed by: Malcolm Clarke, USA, 39 min
The Lady In Number 6 is one of the most inspirational and uplifting stories of the year. 109 year old, Alice Herz Sommer, the world's oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor shares her story on how to achieve a long and happy life. She discusses the importance of music, laughter and how
to have an optimistic outlook on life.
KARAMA HAS NO WALLS
Directed by: Sara Ishaq, Yemen, 26 min
'Karama Has No Walls' is a documentary film set in Change Square, in Yemen's capital city Sana'a, where members of a
heavily armed population set aside their weapons, and peacefully assembled in early 2011 to demand the fall of Ali Abdullah Saleh's 33 year autocratic rule.
As pro-government snipers shot dead 53 protesters and injured a thousand more, the Yemen nation was shaken to its core and the masses flocked to the square in solidarity with their fellow citizens. The film illustrates the nature of the 2011 Yemeni uprising in stark
contrast to the gross violations of human rights that took place on the Friday of Dignity (Juma'at El-Karama), marking a turning point in Yemen's revolution. Through the lenses of two cameramen and the accounts of two fathers, the film retells the story of the people behind the statistics and news reports, encapsulating the tragic events of the day as they unfolded from a prayer gathering into a barrage of bullets.
Directed by: Jason Cohen, USA, 23 min
The worlds of a former neo-Nazi and the gay victim of his senseless hate crime attack collide by chance 25 years after the incident that dramatically shaped both of their lives. They proceed to embark on a journey of forgiveness that challenges both to grapple with their beliefs and fears, eventually leading to an improbable collaboration... and friendship.
Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theater (View)
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Lake Worth, FL 33460
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