"Brotherhood," a short film by Montreal director Meryam Joobeur, is among the 2020 Oscar nominees for Best Live Action Short Film.\nJoobeur is just the latest Quebecer to represent the province at the Academy Awards.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe Academy has released the list of 2020 Oscar nominees and it features a Montreal-based director. Brotherhood, directed by Meryam Joobeur, will contend against four other works for the title of Best Live Action Short Film. The story of a Tunisian father from the countryside who is troubled by his son's new wife, Brotherhood has won 60 awards in 48 countries, according to the film Instagram page and CBC, including the best Canadian short film at TIFF and Sundance.\nJoobeur is a graduate of Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.\n"I grew up in the US in a post-9/11 world. I witnessed how the perspective in North America on the Muslim/Arab world shifted in a drastic and negative way," writes Joobeur in an Instagram post.\n"At times I felt that the Western world saw us as subhuman, that we don’t feel pain or trauma in the same way when in reality the Muslim world has suffered the most causalities because of religious radicalization."\nThese changes in perspective disturbed Joobeur and inspired her to make Brootherhood. ⠀"I am very attached to my Tunisian roots and the humanity I see in my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins. I made Brotherhood with a lot of love as a way to also reinstate our humanity," she writes.\nIn only 25 minutes, Brotherhood tells a powerful story. According to the film's synopsis, "Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife."\n"The tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point."\nView this post on Instagram 🐑 🌾 ‘It’s hard to beat this film’s visual beauty and thematic complexity, - especially in under 30 minutes.’ — Miniflix ⠀ ⠀ Watch #BrotherhoodShortFilm now (LINK IN BIO) ⠀ — ⠀ #Shortlisted #ForYourConsideration #BestLiveActionShortFilm #VoteForWomen A post shared by Brotherhood | Short Film (@brotherhoodshortfilm) on Dec 31, 2019 at 1:24pm PST\nJoobeur's Oscar nomination marks yet another international recognition of Quebec-based filmmaking.\nIn the past decade, Quebec filmmakers have been making huge waves in Hollywood. Denis Villeneuve leads the charge — nominated for a total of 18 Academy Awards for his work and films and winning three.\nJoobeur's nomination is the sixth Quebec-based filmmaker to receive an Oscar nomination in the past decade. In the last Oscars, two Quebec filmmakers, Marianne Farley and Jérémy Conte were nominated for their short films.\nREAD ALSO: Video Shows Animal Rights Activists Storm Montreal Restaurant Joe Beef\nSeveral Canadians have been nominated for Academy Awards, including Quebec-based animator Dean DeBlois for his work on How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.\nSincerest apologies for interrupting your morning coffee, but... \n\nBrotherhood IS NOMINATED FOR BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT...Posted by Brotherhood on Monday, January 13, 2020\nCritics have praised Brotherhood for being beautifully shot and for telling a poignant and soulful narrative.\nView this post on Instagram WE NEED YOUR HELP! 🚨 Voting closes on Tuesday and we need your help to promote #BrotherhoodShortFilm with this little game! ⠀ —— 🖼️ BROTHERHOOD PICK-A-STILL CHALLENGE 🖼️⠀ ⠀ 1 - Choose your favorite Brotherhood still shot from the following images (Props to our tremendously gifted cinematographer @vincentgonneville!)⠀ ⠀ 2 - Share it to Instagram. In the post description, explain what struck you about the image or the film or what it represents to you.⠀ ⠀ 3 - Add this mention : #BrotherhoodShortFilm #ForYourConsideration. Image credits : Vincent Gonneville.⠀ ⠀ 4 - Don't forget to tag us - we'll be sharing some of your posts! ⠀ ⠀ Thank you! And pray for us! We'll learn the results on January 13!🤞🙏🏻 ⠀ ——⠀ Still haven’t watched Brotherhood by Meryam Jooobeur? LINK IN BIO. #ForYourConsideration. A post shared by Brotherhood | Short Film (@brotherhoodshortfilm) on Jan 5, 2020 at 10:57am PST\nThis is Joobeur's first-ever nomination. Here's to many more!\nView this post on Instagram 🐑🍾 ✨ BREAKING : #BrotherhoodShortFilm is nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the 92nd Academy Awards® !!! Thanks to everyone for your support in the past few weeks, we made it thanks to you! 💘 🙏#OscarNoms @TheAcademy ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ This is Tunisia’s first nomination and @MidiLaNuit’s second nomination at the Oscars®! 🇲🇶🇨🇦🇹🇳📽️ ⠀⠀ ⠀ Watch #BrotherhoodShortFilm now! (LINK IN BIO)⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Directed by : @MerJoobeur ⠀⠀ Produced by : Academy-Award® nominated @MariaGraciaTurgeon (@MidiLaNuitFilms) and #Cinétéléfilms ⠀ Distributed by : @Travellingdistribution A post shared by Brotherhood | Short Film (@brotherhoodshortfilm) on Jan 13, 2020 at 5:39am PST\nCongratulations to all the nominees!\nThe 92nd Academy Awards will take place on February 9, 2020.