The Oscars show some love to global topics

An optometrist confronts the killers responsible for his brother's death during the 1965 Indonesian genocide in The Look of Silence.

Hollywood may have shut out actors of color from its 2016 nominations in the major acting categories, but Goats and Soda is impressed with the way global topics came into the mix in other categories.

This year’s nominees include foreign language films and documentaries that look at a lot of the topics we cover in this blog. There are issues from the present day — Ebola in Liberia, honor killings in Pakistan — and from the past: colonialism in the Amazon, the Indonesian genocide of 1965, the health impacts of the Vietnam War.

Here’s a roundup of the trailers from the globally minded nominees.

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