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Ann Arbor native’s short documentary on elders, “Edith+Eddie,” nominated for an Oscar

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The Oscar-nominated short documentary "Edith+Eddie" was directed by Ann Arbor native Laura Checkoway.

Laura Checkoway just finished a film that is now being nominated for an Oscar. She’s the director, producer, and editor of a film called Edith+Eddie. It’s up for Best Documentary (Short Subject). She is from Ann Arbor.

Checkoway joined Stateside to discuss how she learned about Edith and Eddie, who at 96 and 95 are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds, how her film comments on America’s system of elder care, and what it feels like to receive an Oscar nomination.

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