Oscars 2020: India connect in the Documentary Short category

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatts “Gully Boy” failed to make the Oscar cut but we have been proudly looking at “I917″ for a moment of Indian glory at the Academy Awards 2020, because production of the film with 10 nominations — including Best Film and Director — has Reliance backing. What few people are aware is that there is another Indian angle at this year”s Oscars.

Indian-American filmmakers Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan”s “St. Louis Superman” is competing in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 92nd Academy Awards. The 33-minute documentary, which revolves around Bruce Franks Jr.”s journey from an activist to a lawmaker, is up against “In the Absence”, “Learning To Skateboard in A Warzone”, “Life Overtakes Me” and “Walk Run Cha-Cha”.

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