The Academy Awards ceremony is fast approaching, and for fans who look forward to this star-studded occasion every year, it can’t go fast enough. In preparation for the Oscars, many film fans watch the films nominated in each category to catch up on all the critically acclaimed films.
One hotly contested cañor is the Documentary (short subject) category, with five different films vying for gold. Those who want to watch all the nominated films before the big ceremony have plenty of options, with more than enough streaming services offering the various nominated flicks – most are less than twenty minutes long.
‘Do Not Split’ is a documentary that will fall into the libel with fans
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An intense short documentary directed by Anders Hammer, Do Not Split focuses on some of the landmark events of the anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill (anti-ELAB) movements in Hong Kong. Originally a 20-minute film, a more recent 35-minute version premiered a few months after its initial release. The Oscar-nominated documentary can be viewed online on various streaming platforms, including for free on Vimeo.
‘Colette’ is an inspiring proposition
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Colette is a hiographical documentary that follows the struggles of a family during the time of the French Resistance. The film features real footage and interviews with former member of the French Resistance Colette Marin-Catherine. Colette is a must-see for anyone who loves history. The film is 24 minutes long and can be viewed for free on the film’s website.
Confess the journey of a family in ‘A Concerto is a Conversation’
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A 13-minute film that tells the narrative story of a grandfather and the intense love he has for his grandson, all set against the backdrop of classical music. A Concerto is a Conversation is the work of Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers. The short documentary is a sweet, gentle journey that anyone who loves music will find iinspiring and entertaining. The Oscar-nominated film is available for free viewing through The New York Times.
‘Hunger Ward’ is a moving must-see
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Hunger Ward is a heartbreaking documentary about the plight of young war victims in Yemen. It’s hard to watch, but the film has gained much appreciation for the unflinching way it tackles difficult subjects. Hunger Ward, the third installment in a short film series by Skye Fitzgerald, has stirred up a lot of dust in Hollywood, where A-listers like Mark Ruffalo have voiced their support for the film. Fans who want to see the Oscar-nominated film can visit the Pluto TV Documentaries Channel, a division of MTV Documentary Films.
‘A Love Song for Latasha’ is a dreamlike documentary
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A 2019 biographical short film that found new life after being released on Netflix in September 2020, A Love Song for Latasha tells the story of a young black girl named Latasha, who was shot and killed by a convenience store owner in 1991. The 19-minute film is sometimes difficult to watch, but always compelling and eye-opening. Fans who want to watch the gripping documentary can go to Netflix, where subscribers can watch it for free as part of their subscription.
All of these short documentary films are perfect for a quick dip into another world – and while many of them deal with difficult topics, they are all well worth checking out.