Savor brief documentaries, including an Oscar nominee, a Student Academy Award® winner, and “StoryCorps.” POV: Short Cuts airs Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011).
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement by Gail Dolgin and Robin Fryday
In this 2012 Oscar-nominated short film, Alabama barber and civil rights veteran James Armstrong experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African-American president. 21 minutes.
Sin País (Without Country) by Theo Rigby
Winner of a 2011 Student Academy Award, this short film explores one family’s complex and emotional journey involving deportation.
StoryCorps by the Rauch Brothers
The Peabody Award-winning oral-history project StoryCorps brings intimate conversations among friends and families to life in touching, often humorous animated shorts that tell universal stories.
Eyes on the Stars – Carl McNair tells the story of his brother Ronald, an African-American kid in the 1950s who set his sights on the stars. 2 minutes.
Facundo the Great – Ramòn “Chunky” Sanchez recounts how the new kid at school became a hero when his teachers could not find a way to anglicize his name. 1 minute.
A Family Man – Sam Black talks to his wife about his father, an enduring lesson and the power of a look. 3 minutes.
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement preview:
Sin País (Without Country) preview: