4.1 Miles ★★★

This is the third film I've seen nominated for best short doc and I can't help but think they all have the same flaw. Each one of them touches on a very important subject that needs to be discussed more, but it falls very flat on the narrative aspect or the exchanging of more information. Basically, it just wants you to feel. Which, isn't necessarily the worst thing, but I'm thinking back to last year's "Last Day of Freedom" and "Chau", which had much more lasting impacts on me than this year's nominees. With this film in particular, I had many questions that weren't being answered. A documentary's purpose is to also teach the public what is going on and what has amassed up to this point and I think it fell flat there.