Documentary produced by two Malaysians nominated for Oscar

St. Louis Superman, produced by Malaysians Teng Poh Si and Cheyenne Tan, has been nominated for a Greatest Documentary Quick Topic Oscar.

The 25-minute-long documentary is nominated alongside 4 different titles In The Absence, Studying To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You are A Woman), Life Overtakes Me and Stroll Run Cha-Cha. There are a complete of 96 documentaries thought-about for the class.

St. Louis Superman, directed by Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan, chronicles the journey of Franks Jr, an activist and rapper who ran for the Missouri Home Of Representatives in 2016 and received.

He was impressed to enter politics after the capturing of an unarmed African-American teenager, Michael Brown Jr., by a white police officer in 2014 at Ferguson, Missouri, close to the place Franks lived.

In the meantime, Malaysian movie Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal, which was among the many prime 32 animated movies thought-about for Greatest Animated Characteristic, didn’t obtain a nomination.

M For Mahathir, Malaysia’s official submission for the Greatest Worldwide Characteristic Movie class on the Oscars, additionally didn’t obtain a nomination.

The award ceremony will happen on Feb 9.

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