Afghanistan, Japan, Pakistan, Released docs, USA — 01/28/2012 10:02 PM

Three docs about Asia in the Oscars 2012′s Academy Awards nominations

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On January 24, the nominations for the 2012 84th Annual Academy Awards took place at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Among the 10 docs and short docs of the selection, 3 are about Asia. The 2012 Oscars will be held on February 26 at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.

. Documentary Feature
Hell And Back Again (about Afghanistan)
If A Tree Falls Short: A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

. Documentary Short
The Barber Of Birmingham: Foot Soldier Of The Civil Rights Movement
God Is The Bigger Elvis
Incident In New Baghdad
Saving Face (about Pakistan)
The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom (about Japan)

Hell And Back Again 

2011 – 88 min  -  Documentary | Action | History   -  21 December 2011 (France)
Official site  trailer 
Country: USA | UK | Afghanistan
Language: English | Pashtu | Dari

From his embed with US Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has on the life of 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris. The film seamlessly transitions from stunning war reportage to an intimate, visceral portrait of one man’s personal struggle at home in North Carolina, where Harris confronts the physical and emotional difficulties of re-adjusting to civilian life with the love and support of his wife, Ashley. Masterfully contrasting the intensity of the frontline with the unsettling normalcy of home, HELL AND BACK AGAIN lays bare the true cost of war.

Imdb page

Saving Face

2012 – 40 min  -  Documentary | Short | Drama   -  8 March 2012 (USA)

Synopsis: Every year hundreds of people — mostly women — are attacked with acid in Pakistan. SAVING FACE follows several of these survivors, their fight for justice, and a Pakistani plastic surgeon who has returned to his homeland to help them restore their faces and their lives.

Official site  IMDB page

Country: USA | Pakistan
Language: Urdu
Release Date: 8 March 2012 (USA) 
Production Co: JungeFilms, Milkhaus, with HBO and Channel 4

The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom

2011 - 39 min  -  Documentary | Short

Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan’s recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins.

Director: Lucy Walker

Official site  IMDB page

Language: Japanese

Production Co: Supply & Demand Integrated, Tree Tree Tree

Jury prize in short film making Sundance 2012

SOURCE: Oscar Academy 

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