Academy’s Contemporary Documentaries Series Travels to India

Beverly Hills, CA (March 31, 2010) — “The Final Inch” and “The Forgotten Woman” will screen as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 28th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission to all screenings in the series is free.

Following American survivors and Indian vaccinators, “The Final Inch” tracks the massive mission to eradicate polio. The stories of those working in the poorest corners of our planet challenge our most basic assumptions about disease, poverty and health as a human right. Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky and produced by Brodsky and Tom Grant, “The Final Inch” earned an Academy Award®┬ánomination for Documentary Short Subject.

Directed by Dilip Mehta and produced by David Hamilton and Noemi Weis, “The Forgotten Woman” aims to bring about an understanding of the destitution and marginalization of many of the millions of widows in India today, who are forced by age-old traditions to live out their remaining years isolated and shunned from society at large.

The 28th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series continues through June 9, showcasing feature-length and short documentaries drawn from the 2008 Academy Award nominations, including the winners, as well as other important and innovative films considered by the Academy that year.

All films will screen at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. All seating is unreserved. The filmmakers will be present at screenings whenever possible.

The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. Free parking is available through the entrance on Homewood Avenue (one block north of Fountain Avenue). For additional information, visit www.oscars.org or call (310) 247-3600.

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Natalie Kojen
nkojen@oscars.org

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