Oscar-nominated documentary short films will be presented at the historic Texas Theatre at various showtimes beginning on Sunday, February 19. More information at thetexastheatre.com.
The 130-minute showing includes titles:
The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom
In the wake of the devastating tsunami in Japan, the people of the region hardest hit by the disaster draw a measure of hope from the annual cherry blossom season as they fight to rebuild their lives. A stunning visual poem about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing power of Japan’s most beloved flower.
The Barber of Birmingham
In the days leading up to Barack Obama’s victory in the 2008 election, a former civil rights activist looks back on the early days of the movement.
Incident in New Baghdad
U.S. Army Specialist Ethan McCord recalls the tragic incident in Iraq that triggered his debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder and altered his view of the war.
A British-Pakistani plastic surgeon works to help women who have been injured in acid attacks, while his patients struggle to come to terms with the aftermath of their disfigurement.