2011 Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Short Films: Program A
Friday, February 11 - Sunday, February 27, 2011
Free small popcorn with admission courtesy of DOC NYC, New York’s documentary festival.
KILLING IN THE NAME USA/39 MIN
Director: Jed Rothstein
Producer: Jed Rothstein, Liz Garbus, Rory Kennedy
Ashraf Al-Khaled was celebrating the happiest day of his life when a suicide bomber walked into his wedding and killed his father and twenty-six other family members in front of his eyes. Now, he’s rising from horrific tragedy to take an unprecedented step–breaking the code of silence in the Muslim community by speaking out against terrorism. Killing in the Name follows Ashraf’s quest to understand what gives rise to terrorism and expose its true costs. From an Al-Qaeda recruiter, to a militant behind one of the world’s worst terrorist attacks, to a madrassa full of boys ready for jihad, Ashraf takes us on a journey around the world to see if one man can speak truth to terror.
SUN COME UP USA, Papua New Guinea/38 MIN
Director/Producer: Jennifer Redfearn
Producer/Cinematographer: Tim Metzger
Sun Come Up follows the relocation of some of the world’s first environmental refugees, the Carteret Islanders – a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean. When rising seas threaten their survival, the islanders face a painful decision: they must leave their beloved land in search of a new place to call home.
THE WARRIORS OF QIUGANG USA/39 MIN
Director: Ruby Yang
Writer: Thomas Lennon
Producers: Thomas Lennon & Ruby Yang
Villagers in a remote district of central China take on a chemical company that is poisoning their water and air. For five years they fight to transform their environment and as they do, they find themselves transformed as well.
- Running Time Total running time 118 minutes