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Oscar Documentary Shorts (Program A)

Genre: Documentary Details for individual films below Rating: NR (some shorts are not appropriate for children)

The Short Film (Animated) nominations for the 2017 Oscars have been announced! The mix of nominees for this past year’s movie season is filled with memorable films featuring some of the most talented artists in the world. [] **PROGRAM A** **Extremis** (Dan Krauss) USA, 24 minutes **4.1 Miles** (Daphne Matziaraki) USA, 22 minutes **Joe’s Violin** (Kahane Cooperman) USA, 24 minutes Link to Program B Film Summaries: "Extremis" At the Intensive Care Unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, palliative care specialist Dr. Jessica Zitter treats terminally ill patients. As she and her team provide the best possible care, they try to help the patients and their loved ones make critical, often heartbreaking decisions. "4.1 Miles" Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek Coast Guard, is caught in the struggle of refugees fleeing the Middle East and traveling the short distance from the coast of Turkey to the island of Lesbos. Despite having limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save lives during the immense humanitarian crisis. "Joe's Violin" During a drive to donate musical instruments to public schools, 91- year-old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold offers his beloved violin, which he has played for more than 70 years. The instrument goes to the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, where young musician Brianna Perez is inspired to become friends with her benefactor.

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