As veterans issues are a big topic of the past few years, Crisis Hotline has a big chance to win, especially as it is the most moving and poignant of the five nominees.
- Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 is the heartbreaking story of the treatment American soldiers receive upon returning home. By following a few of the counsellors operating the 24 hour crisis line, we see the unknown trauma of veterans.
- Joanna follows a woman from the time she has cancer onwards as she lives her life in the small moments.
- Our Curse is another story of loss, this time of the director’s discovery that his newborn son has an incurable disease.
- White Earth focuses on themes of the American dream as an immigrant woman and her children travel to the Northern Plains in winter for work in the oil fields.
- The Reaper (La Parka) follows a man who has worked at a slaughterhouse for 25 years.