Armenian Genocide-themed documentary “The Other Side of Home” has been shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 89th Academy Awards has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar nominations.
Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 61 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
Nominations for the 89th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
The documentary directed by Naré Mkrtchyan takes the audience from the streets of Turkey, where mention of the genocide is taboo, and many citizens believe that the event never took place; to the heart of Armenia, where hundreds of thousands of citizens have gathered to honor lost loved ones for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.