The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY

Ends April 22nd

 

A Love Song for Latasha – Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan (USA, 18 min.) – The injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a South Central Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city’s 1992 civil uprising.

Do Not Split – Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook (USA/Norway, 36 min.) – In 2019 Hong Kong was rocked by the largest protests since Britain handed back the area to China in 1997. This is the story of the protests, told through a series of demonstrations by local protesters that escalate into conflict when highly armed police appear on the scene.

Hunger Ward – Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman (USA, 40 min.) – Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two female health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war. The film provides an unflinching portrait of Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they try to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine.

Colette  Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.) – Nazi occupied France. Resistance took courage. Seventy-five years later, facing one’s ghosts may take even more.

A Concerto Is a Conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, 13 min.) – A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.