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Oscar-nominated shorts enter waters features won't dare

Oscar-nominated shorts enter waters features won't dare

When the year’s best films are name-checked at the ‎Oscars on Sunday night, the list will cover a broad range of topics, including family (“Manchester by the Sea”), communication (“Arrival”), ambition (“La La Land”) and race and sexuality (“Moonlight”).

The most potent global issue of recent years — the Middle East/North African refugee crisis and its questions of national security, immigration and religious tolerance — will be nowhere in sight.

But the Oscars have a trick up their sleeve. Fully half of the 10 movies nominated for the non-animated‎ shorts prizes this year are migration-themed — everything from Greece coast guard officers rescuing refugees on...

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