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Oscar® Week 2018: Live Action Shorts Programme (15*)

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This programme showcases this year’s Oscar-nominated live action shorts from around the world, representing some of the best new filmmakers and emerging talent.


Dekalb Elementary 
Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

US 2017 Dir Reed Van Dyk 20 min 

My Nephew Emmett 
In 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood.

US 2017 Dir Kevin Wilson Jr 20 min

The Eleven O’Clock 
The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other, the session gets out of control.

Australia 2016 Dir Derin Seale 13 min 

The Silent Child 
A profoundly deaf girl named Libby  is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence, until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

UK 2017 Dir Chris Overton 20 min 

Watu Wote/All of Us
For almost a decade, Kenya has borne terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. Anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians grows, until Muslim bus passengers show solidarity. 

Germany/Kenya 2017 Dir Katja Benrath 23 min

In partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Please note: Dekalb Elementary contains themes relating to gun violence in a school setting, which some audience members may find upsetting. Please note that the film does not include scenes of harm or inflicted violence.

* This programme has been locally classified by the Barbican Centre

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

Proof of ID may be requested on entry to films, in compliance with BBFC ratings



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