A short film, "Day One," by Army Capt. Henry Hughes was nominated for an Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards. "Day One" already won the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) U.S. Student Film Award, a college Emmy and a Student Oscar. Hughes film was among the Oscar nominees in the Short Film (Live Action) category; the Oscar was awarded to "Stutterer" on Sunday, Feb. 28. "Day One" is about Feda, a 30-year-old Afghan American woman pushed aside by her conservative community for being divorced with no kids. Taking control of her life, she uses her one marketable skill as a bilingual immigrant, and returns to her birthplace as an interpreter for U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. Hughes credits the Department of Veterans Affairs for helping him get on his feet and back into school after the military.
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