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Year: 1985 (58th) Academy Awards
Category: Documentary (Short Subject)
Film Title: Witness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements
Winner: David Goodman, Producer (accompanied on stage by director Deborah Shaffer)
Presenter: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg
Date & Venue: March 24, 1986; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Thank you very much. This is a great honor for us. I want to thank the many people who helped make this film possible, and in particular Skylight Pictures, The American Friends Service Committee, and especially Joe Volk. Most of all I want to thank Charlie Clements whose acts of conscience and courage and his willingness to speak out have been an inspiration to us all. As...I also want to introduce Deborah Shaffer, who was my partner on the film and the director.
We would like to dedicate this award to the memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero who was murdered six years ago today in El Salvador, and to all of those who are keeping his spirit and his dreams alive by working to prevent another Vietnam War in Central America. Thank you.
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