Facebook nominated for Academy Award for the first time
Facebook has officially entered the academy award for best short documentary for colette, written and directed by Emmy-winning director Anthony Giacchino, production by EA’s Oculus Studios and Respawn Entertainment, and the British newspaper The Guardian.
The film was produced as part of the virtual reality game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.
Colette, a 24-minute survivor, tells the story of 90-year-old Colette Marin-Catherine, one of the last surviving members of the French Resistance, who confronts her past by visiting the Nazi concentration camp in Germany where her brother was killed.
Catherine travels to Germany for the first time in 74 years and has always refused to set foot in Germany, but was inspired by a young history student who enters her life as part of her research in the camp and convinces her to visit the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp where the Nazis killed her brother.
The film follows Katherine as she travels with the young history student to the remainder of the forced labor camp near Nordhausen, Germany, on a journey of discovery that reopens ancient wounds and lessons of the past.
Colette was selected as one of five films nominated in the short documentary category for the 93rd Academy Awards, and the winners of the 2021 Academy Awards are scheduled to be announced on Sunday, April 25.
World War II’s Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond blends video game events with history through gameplay and many short films, including Colette, which focuses on veterans’ stories.
In the game, players play the allied agent of the OSS Office, which is tasked with infiltrating, overcoming and overcoming the Nazi war machine.
The director of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is directed by Peter Hirschmann of Respawn Entertainment, who was formerly executive producer and product development vice president at LucasArts who oversaw the development of Star Wars and Indiana Jones games.
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