Movie: Last Day of Freedom
This is an animated documentary, which surprised me but, I thought, wound up working very, very well. It's about a Vietnam vet with PTSD and other mental health issues who ends up killing someone and getting the death penalty, and it's told very movingly from the point of view of the brother who tried to help him - and who wound up turning him in.
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Documentary (Short Subject): Fascinating and original in form and very important in subject, so absolutely award-worthy.