Synopsis & Film Details
A Night at the Oscars, 5 Oscar Nominated Short Documentaries:
“The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club,” after shooting an award-winning photograph that captured the full horror of starvation in Sudan, South African photojournalist Kevin Carte found himself tormented by doubts about the ethical implications of his work. Directed by Dan Krauss, 2005, USA; 27 min.
“God Sleeps in Rwanda”- Five courageous women struggle to rebuild their lives in a society still reeling after Rwanda’s devastating 1994 genocide. Directed by Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman, 2005, USA; 30 min.
“The Mushroom Club” – A riveting account of ten people whose lives were forever marked by the terrible personal toll following the bombing of Hiroshima sixty years ago. Directed by Steven Okazaki, 2005, USA; 35 min.
“A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin” explores the lasting impact of radio broadcasting legend Norman Corwin’s work and focuses on his landmark 1945 piece, “On a Note of Triumph,” which aired on the evening of VE Day. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Directed by Eric Simonson, 2005, USA; 40 min
Part of the 2nd annual Fresno Film Festival (2006).