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Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Shorts 2015, Prog. B

Friday, January 30 - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Our Curse (Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki) – 27 minutes/Poland/Polish: The film is a personal statement of the director and his wife, who have to deal with a very rare and incurable disease of their newborn child – the Ondine’s Curse (also known as CCHS, congenital central hypoventilation syndrome). People affected with this disease stop breathing during sleep and require lifetime mechanical ventilation on a ventilator.

White Earth (J. Christian Jensen) – 20 minutes/USA/English and Spanish: Thousands of souls flock to America’s Northern Plains seeking work in the oil fields. “White Earth” is the tale of an oil boom seen through unexpected eyes. Three children and an immigrant mother brave a cruel winter and explore themes of innocence, home and the American Dream.

The Reaper (La Parka) (Gabriel Serra Arguello) – 29 minutes/Mexico/Spanish: Efrain, known as the Reaper, has worked at a slaughterhouse for 25 years. We will discover his deep relationship with death and his struggle to live.

  • Short Title Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts 2015, Prog. B
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 80 minutes