The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Documentary (2014)

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See the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. In GraveDigger, filmmaker Jeffrey Karoff brings us up close and personal with Ra Paulette, a passionate sculptor who descends into the sandstone caves of New Mexico to sculpt breathtaking works of art. Jason Cohen's Facing Fear finds the details of a harrowing hate crime flooding back when a gay man meets the neo-Nazi who savagely attacked him 25 years ago, and Sara Ishaq's Karama Has No Walls details Yemeni government's brutal crackdown on activists during the Asian Spring uprising. 109-year old pianist and Holocaust survivor Alice Herz Sommer reveals how her harrowing experiences as a youth fueled her passion for music in Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed's Teh Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, and Edgar Barens' Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall details the tender relationship between a terminally-ill convict at a maximum security prison, and the inmate hospice workers assigned the task of caring for him.