Oscar-Nominated Shorts 2024: Documentary (Prog A)

Friday, February 16 - Thursday, March 21, 2024

THE ABC’S OF BOOK BANNING – Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic, 27 min., USA (in English)
Over 2000 books have been removed from school districts in the U.S. THE ABCS OF BOOK BANNING follows the human toll the future will pay for depriving children of their right to read and learn about a complex world. Interviews with children and authors shed light on this ongoing dangerous precedent.

THE LAST REPAIR SHOP – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers, 40 min., USA (in English)
 Los Angeles is one of the last American cities to provide free and freely repaired musical instruments to its public schoolchildren. THE LAST REPAIR SHOP showcases the warehouse where devoted craftspeople keep over 80,000 instruments in good repair. ***WINNER***

For Documentary Program B, click here.

Playing as part of our program Oscar Nominated Short Films 2024 

This program will continue through March.



  • Running Time 75 minutes
  • Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening

IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and DoesTheDogDie.com as well as through general internet searches.