A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness is the 2016 Oscar Winner for Documentary (Short Subject).
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Every year, more than 1,000 girls and women are the victims of religiously motivated honor killings in Pakistan, especially in rural areas. Eighteen-year-old Saba, who fell in love and eloped, was targeted by her father and uncle but survived to tell her story.
This is the second Academy Award nomination for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. She was previously nominated for: Saving Face (2011) -- Nominee, Documentary (Short Subject).
Below are the other nominees for Documentary Short Subject.
Last Day of Freedom, directed by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman, has received a 2016 Oscar nomination for Documentary Short Subject.
Body Team 12, directed by David Darg, has received a 2016 Oscar nomination for Documentary Short Subject.
In Monrovia, Liberia, Garmai Sumo is the only female member of Body Team 12, one of the many teams collecting the bodies of those who died from Ebola during the height of the 2014 outbreak. Despite the perilous nature of her job and the distrust with which she is often met, Garmai remains dedicated to her work.
These are the first Academy Award nominations for producer Bryn Mooser and David Darg.
Chau, beyond the Lines, directed by Courtney Marsh, has received a 2016 Oscar nomination for Documentary Short Subject.
Chau, a teenager living in a Vietnamese care center for children born with birth defects due to Agent Orange, struggles with the difficulties of realizing his dream to become a professional artist and clothing designer. Despite being told that his ambitions are unrealistic, Chau is determined to live an independent, productive life.
These are the first Academy Award nominations for Courtney Marsh and producer Jerry Franck.
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah, directed by Adam Benzine, has received a 2016 Oscar nomination for Documentary Short Subject.
Thirty years after the release of the documentary SHOAH, filmmaker Claude Lanzmann discusses the personal and professional difficulties he encountered during the more than 12 years it took to create the work. Lanzmann also discusses his relationships with Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and his teenage years spent fighting in the French Resistance during World War II.
This is the first Academy Award nomination for Adam Benzine.
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, has received a 2016 Oscar nomination for Documentary Short Subject.
When Bill Babbitt realized that his brother Manny had committed a crime, he agonized over the decision to call the police, knowing that Manny could face the death penalty but hoping he would instead receive the help he needed. Manny, an African-American veteran who served two tours in Vietnam, suffered from PTSD and had found it difficult to obtain healthcare.
These are the first Academy Award nominations for Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman.