Oscars 2020 — Best Documentary Short Subject

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Which of the nominees for the 2020 Oscars for Best Documentary Short Subject do you think should win?

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1. In the Absence (2018)

28 min | Documentary, Short

Documents the sinking of a South Korean Ferry. As a result of the ineptitude of the first response to the emerging situation, hundreds of people, mostly children lost their lives

Director: Seung-jun Yi

Votes: 940

2. Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) (2019)

TV-MA | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You're A Girl) is the story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write-and skateboard-in Kabul.

Director: Carol Dysinger

Votes: 622

3. Life Overtakes Me (2019)

TV-PG | 39 min | Documentary, Short

In the grip of trauma, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden withdraw from life's uncertainties into a coma-like illness called Resignation Syndrome.

Directors: John Haptas, Kristine Samuelson | Stars: Henry Ascher, Nadja Hatem, Mikael Billing, Karl Sallin

Votes: 1,363

4. St. Louis Superman (2019)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Bruce Franks Jr. is a 34-year-old battle rapper, Ferguson activist and state representative from St. Louis, Missouri. Known as Superman to his constituents, he is a political figure the ... See full summary »

Directors: Sami Khan, Smriti Mundhra | Stars: King Bruce Franks III, Bruce Franks Jr.

Votes: 275

5. Walk Run Cha-Cha (2019)

20 min | Documentary, Short

Paul and Millie Cao lost their youth to the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Forty years later, they have become successful professionals in Southern California-and are rediscovering themselves on the dance floor.

Director: Laura Nix | Stars: Chipaul Cao, Millie Cao, Maksym Kapitanchuk, Elena Krifuks

Votes: 735

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