The Oscars named the winners for all its 24 categories on Feb 25. While full-length features usually get most of the attention, the achievements in short form storytelling are no less important too.
Here’s a list of the four nominees and winner in the Best Documentary (Short Subject) category:
Period. End Of Sentence. (WINNER)
Period. End Of Sentence. documents the efforts of a group of woman installing a machine that makes sanitary pads in a remote village in India, battling the stigmas of menstruation and improving the lives of the community. Directed by Iranian-American Rayka Zehtabchi, the 26-minute short was crowned Best Documentary (Short Subject) at this year’s Oscars.
Period. End Of Sentence. is available on Netflix.
Produced by British newspaper The Guardian, Black Sheep touches on race relations in Britain. After the murder of a Nigerian boy took place just five minutes away from where they lived, a black family, including 11-year-old Cornelius Walker, relocates out of London.
Later, Cornelius finds himself living in a white estate run by racists. After getting verbally and physically abused, he decides to become like them, dressing and speaking the way they do and even putting on blue contact lenses.
Watch Black Sheep here:
To escape war-torn Libya, many risk their lives by travelling on flimsy rubber boats, taking them from Libya to Italy for a better life. Some of these overcrowded boats end up capsizing midway. This 34-minute documentary chronicles a non-profit organisation’s effort to rescue the passengers on these sinking vessels.
Watch Lifeboat here:
This 40-minute documentary follows a handful of terminally-ill patients as they live their final days, accompanied by their loved ones. Besides contemplating about life after death, the documentary shines a light on the importance of hospice and palliative care.
End Game is available on Netflix.
A Night At The Garden
This seven-minute documentary recounts the events of a Nazi rally in 1939 that was attended by 20,000 people in Madison Square Garden, New York.
Watch A Night At The Garden here: