2-DVD Set featuring interviews with filmmakers from the 2013 Sundance International Film Festival. Featured filmmakers include:
Barbara Kopple, Director & Mariel Hemingway, Subject "Running from Crazy"
A new documentary that chronicles the life of actress Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of the great novelist Ernest Hemingway. The film focuses on Mariel’s family history of mental illness and the suicides of seven relatives, including her grandfather and her sister, Margaux.
Jehane Noujaim, Director of "The Square"
A new documentary that captures the ongoing protest movement in Egypt well after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak. "The Square" follows a group of activists as they risk their lives in the uprising that ousted Mubarak only to face further threats under the transitional military regime.
Ryan Coogler, Director of "Fruitvale"
In 2009, Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old African American, was shot to death by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer on New Year’s Day in Oakland, California. Portraying the last day of his life, the new dramatic film "Fruitvale" has become one of the most talked-about films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Marc Silver, Director of "Who is Dayani Cristal?"
A new film featuring the Mexican film star Gael García Bernal examines the story of a Honduran migrant who died in the Arizona desert in 2010. "Who Is Dayani Cristal?" begins when border police in Arizona discover the decomposing body of a migrant in the Sonoran Desert, in an area known as the "Corridor of Death." He has no identification, but has one distinguishing feature: a tattoo that reads "Dayani Cristal." The film goes on to untangle the mystery of the migrant’s identity, his death and who — or what — is Dayani Cristal?
Dawn Porter, Director of "Gideon’s Army"
The new documentary "Gideon’s Army" follows a group of young public defenders in the Deep South who contend with low pay, long hours and staggering caseloads to represent the poor. The film’s title comes from the landmark 1963 Supreme Court ruling in Gideon v. Wainwright that established the right to counsel to defendants in criminal cases who are unable to afford their own attorneys.
Martha Shane and Lana Wilson, Co-Directors of "After Tiller"
Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion, the new documentary "After Tiller" follows the only four doctors left in the United States who are known to provide abortions in the third trimester. In 2009, their colleague, Dr. George Tiller, was assassinated while attending church in Wichita, Kansas. The four doctors depicted in the film have also braved threats, harassment and the emotional weight of the stories they hear to provide women with a desperately needed medical procedure.
Alex Gibney, Director of "We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks"
The film examines the key players involved in the release of hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is featured prominently in the film, as well as is Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private accused of leaking documents to WikiLeaks.
Dylan Mohan Gray, Director of "Fire in the Blood"
This new documentary examines how millions have died from AIDS because big pharmaceutical companies and the United States have refused to allow developing nations to import life-saving generic drugs. The problem continues today as the World Trade Organization continues to block the importation of generic drugs in many countries because of a trade deal known as the TRIPS Agreement.
Jeremy Scahill, Producer & Writer, and Rick Rowley, Director, of "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield"
This new documentary follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill to Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen as he chases down the hidden truths behind America’s expanding covert wars. Rowley says, "One of the things that humbles both of us is that when you arrive in a village in Afghanistan and knock on someone’s door, you’re the first American they’ve seen since the Americans that kicked that door in and killed half their family."
Dror Moreh, Director of “The Gatekeepers”
The film brings together six former heads of Israel’s internal security agency, the Shin Bet, collectively speaking out for the first time ever. They detail their methods against Palestinian militants and civilians in the Occupied Territories, including targeted killings, torture, recruiting informants, and the suppression of mass protests during two intifadas. But in doing so, they also criticize the occupation they were assigned with defending and warn that successive Israeli governments have endangered their country’s future by refusing to make peace.
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