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Oscar Documentary Shorts: Program B (2017)

Genre: Documentary Rating: NR

The Short Film (Documentary) 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. [] DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM B **Watani: My Homeland** (Marcel Mettelsiefen) UK, 39 minutes **The White Helmets** (Orlando von Einsiedel) UK, 41 minutes Film Summaries: "Watani: My Homeland" Four young children live with their mother and father, a Free Syrian Commander, in a warzone in Aleppo, Syria. After their father is captured by ISIS, the children flee with their mother to Goslar, Germany, in a years-long journey that will test them all as they try to find a safe home in a foreign country. _Director: Marcel Mettelsiefen - Genre(s): Documentary, Short_ "The White Helmets" In the chaos of war-torn Syria, unarmed and neutral civilian volunteers known as "the white helmets" comb through the rubble after bombings to rescue survivors. Although they have already saved more than 60,000 lives since 2013, these brave first responders continue to place themselves in danger every day. _Director: Orlando von Einsiedel - Genre(s): Documentary, Short_ Link to [Program A](

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