LAST DAY OF FREEDOM Streaming now on Netflix - #BlackLivesMatter in Oscar Doc Nominee
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LAST DAY OF FREEDOM Streaming now on Netflix – #BlackLivesMatter in Oscar Doc Nominee

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

“The most idiosyncratic and moving documentary (short)…it will break your heart.” -Stephen Holden, New York Times

“And the Winner is: With its ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ undertones, the artful, animated and profoundly moving “Last Day of Freedom” would seem to be a natural in the year of ‪#‎OscarsSoWhite‬.” -Los Angeles Times

Streaming now on NETFLIX
LAST DAY OF FREEDOM

When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime, he agonizes over his decision – should he call the police?

LAST DAY OF FREEDOM is a richly animated personal narrative that tells the story of Bill’s decision to stand by his brother in the face of war, crime and capital punishment. This film is a portrait of a man at the nexus of the most pressing social issues of our day–veterans’ care, mental health access and criminal justice.

Created from over 32,000 hand-drawn images, the film has garnered international film attention and won numerous awards since its premiere at Full Frame Film Festival in April 2015 where it won Best Short Documentary. LAST DAY OF FREEDOM recently won the IDA Award for Best Short Documentary and is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.

First time filmmakers Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman have been working together since 2004, collaborating on art, film and interactive projects that look at the ways power structures and politics impact everyday lives. Dee is originally from the U.K., and is an Associate Professor of Art & New Media at UC Santa Cruz; Nomi was born in Israel and is a freelance editor and animator.

 

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