And the Oscar for best documentary short goes to?
The Mission District gave us rich characters this year, and these stories blurred the line between “news” and “documentary” with panache. Give them a watch.
Molly Oleson’s documentary on a stroke victim who designs, prints, and sells T-shirts on the Mission’s streets in “An Artist, A Stroke and an Ape.”
Marta Franco spins a tale about a robot maker in our midst in “The Robots of Carl Pisaturo.”
Lynne Shallcross presents the Cambodian grocers at 24th and Valencia who are changing with the times in “Grocers With a Heart.”
Sarah McClure tells a holiday story of redemption — a former white supremacist who now manages a Christmas tree lot in “Replanting New Life At Delancey Street.”