Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
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.