Oscar-Nominated Shorts 2023: Documentary (Prog B.)

Friday, February 17 - Thursday, March 30, 2023

The Elephant Whisperers – Academy Award winner! Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga, India, 40 min. THE ELEPHANT WHISPERERS follows an indigenous couple as they fall in love with Raghu, an orphaned elephant given into their care, and tirelessly work to ensure his recovery and survival. 

The Martha Mitchell Effect – Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison, USA, 40 min. She was once as famous as Jackie O. And then she tried to take down a President. The Martha Mitchell Effect is an archival documentary portrait of the unlikeliest of whistleblowers: Martha Mitchell, a Republican cabinet wife who was gaslighted by the Nixon Administration to keep her quiet. It offers a female gaze on Watergate through the voice of the woman herself. 

  • Running Time 81 minutes

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