Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts
Fri & Sat February 14 & 15
2014, 7:30 only;
Sun February 16
2014, 2:00 & 7:30
CaveDigger USA / 39min Jeffrey Karoff. New Mexico environmental sculptor Ra Paulette carves elaborately designed and painstakingly executed sandstone caves, driven by an artistic vision that often brings him into conflict with his patrons.
Facing Fear USA / 23min Jason Cohen. The worlds of a former neo-Nazi and the gay victim of his senseless hate crime attack collide by chance 25 years after the
incident that dramatically shaped both of their lives. They proceed to embark on a journey of forgiveness that challenges both to
grapple with their beliefs and fears, eventually leading to an improbable collaboration... and friendship.
Karama Has No Walls Yemen, UK & United Arab Emirates / 26min Sara Ishaq. When protesters in Yemen added their voices to those of other nations during the Arab Spring, the government responded with an attack that left 53 people dead and inspired widespread sympathy throughout the country.
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life Canada / 38min Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed. The Lady In Number 6 is one of the most inspirational and uplifting stories of the year. 109 year old, Alice Herz Sommer, the world's oldest
pianist and Holocaust survivor shares her story on how to achieve a long and happy life. She discusses the importance of music, laughter and how
to have an optimistic outlook on life.
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall USA / 40min Edgar Barens. In a maximum security prison, the terminally ill Jack Hall faces his final days with the assistance of hospice care provided by workers drawn from the prison population.
To see a trailer and read a review, visit InternationalFilmSeries.com.