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Oscar Nominees – Documentary

January 31, 2015 - February 23, 2015

The five documentary films total about 3 hours in running time and will be shown in two Programs.

Sat, Feb 21: (The Snow has Stopped. The Sun is Shining. All Screenings Are On!)
Animation 3pm @ IU Fine Arts
Live-Action 4:45 @ IU Fine Arts
Animation 7pm @ IU Fine Arts
Live Action: 7:45 @IU Woodburn 

Documentary Program 1 4pm @ IU Woodburn
Documentary Program 2 5:30 @ IU Woodburn

Sunday, Feb 22 — Last Chance!
Animation 3pm @ IU Fine Arts
Oscar Shots: Live-Action 4:45 @ IU Fine Arts
Documentary Program 1 3:30 @ IU Woodburn
Documentary Program 2 5:00 @ IU Woodburn



Program I

Director: Ellen Goosenberg Kent

Synopsis: The timely documentary CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1 spotlights the traumas endured by America’s veterans, as seen through the work of the hotline’s trained responders, who provide immediate intervention and support in hopes of saving the lives of service members. (39 min)


Program I

Director: Aneta Kopacz

Synopsis: Joanna is a film that follows the last few days of a woman that has been battling cancer for some time. But Joanna is not a film about death or dying, but a film about gleaning out the best in one’s day despite illness. The unique thing about Joanna is the subtle vision of the director. There is no narration to tell the viewer how to feel or what to experience. And this approach, which punctuates the things not said becomes a very powerful experience for the viewer. (Poland; 40 min)


Program II

Director: Tomasz Śliwiński

Synopsis: 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. The film shows the first few months of living together after the diagnosis. At the beginning, the child is still in hospital, but soon he comes home, with all his medical equipment. The film shows the process of taming the fear by the parents and gradually adopting to the new situation. (Poland; 27 min)


Program II

Director: Gabriel Serra Argüello

Synopsis: 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. (Mexico; 29 min)


Program II

Director: J. Christian Jensen
Synopsis: 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 the eyes of three children — an unusual and very moving child’s view of the American Dream. (20 min)







January 31, 2015
February 23, 2015