2019 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films – Documentary Program
on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Register now to see the Academy Award® Nominated Documentary Films at the Des Moines Art Center!
Running Time: 134 minutes
Friday, February 8 / 6:30 pm
Sunday, February 10 / 1:30 pm (repeat of 2/8 films)
a night at the garden
Director Marshall Curry, USA
In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism—an event largely forgotten from history. 'A Night at the Garden' transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in America.
Director Ed Perkins, UK
After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius' family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive.
Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA
Where will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late? ‘End Game’ probes these questions and more as it follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death.
Director Skye Fitzgerald, USA
Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night.
period. end of sentence
Director Rayka Zehtabchi, India
In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. 'Period. End of Sentance' tells their story.