HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS PRESENTATION STRANGERS NO MORE RECEIVES ACADEMY AWARD(R) FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2011 - The HBO Documentary Films presentation STRANGERS NO MORE received the Academy Award(R) in the category of Best Documentary Short at the 83rd annual Academy Awards(R), presented at the 2011 ceremony of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Feb. 27.
STRANGERS NO MORE tells the story of a school in south Tel Aviv, where children from 48 different countries and diverse backgrounds come together to learn. Many of the students arrive at Bialik-Rogozin School fleeing poverty, political adversity and even genocide. With tremendous effort and dedication, the school provides the support these children need to recover from the past. Together, the bond between teachers and students, and among the students themselves, enables them to create new lives in this exceptional community.
Debuting on HBO this fall, STRANGERS NO MORE was produced & directed by Karen Goodman & Kirk Simon.