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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

‘Asad’ tops Oscar live action short-film list

Short Film (Live Action): Asad
By Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
Bryan Buckley and Mino JarjouraBryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura

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Director: Bryan Buckley

Synopsis: Asad is a member of a Somali village who is faced with the choice of whether to enter into the pirate life or make an honest living out of fishing.

Oscar Potential: “Asad” is a story told so intrinsically it successfully displays a level of hope in a country that has faced a lot of turmoil. It doesn’t shy away from how brutal the realities are for the children of Somalia, where the choice on whether to join pirating isn’t much of a choice at all.

However, the story of Asad, a boy who fishes rather than plunders, imagines a more hopeful future for their country. It is a future where boys will carry “lion fish” home rather than guns.

Grade: A; There is really nothing to criticize about this short; it had a message, and it delivered it effectively.

Source: The OSCARS 

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