2018 Live Action Oscar Shorts

99 mins.
Directed by various directors
English, Swahili, and Somali with subtitles

This year's Oscar-nominated live action shorts include stories about a deaf girl learning to communicate, Emmett Till's uncle, a psychiatrist's patient who believes he's the doctor, and more.

The program is recommended rated R for violence and some language.

DEKALB ELEMENTARY - Dir. Reed Van Dyk, USA, 20 min
Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

MY  NEPHEW EMMETT - Dir. Kevin Wilson, Jr., USA, 20 min
In 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on true events.

THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK - Dir. Derin Seale, Australia, 13 min
The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

THE SILENT CHILD - Dir. Chris Overton, UK, 20 min
THE SILENT CHILD centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

WATU WOTE - Dir. Katja Benrath, Germany & Kenya, 23 min
For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.