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DocuWeeks' Week 2: Homegrown terrorism and international problems

August 25, 2011 | 10:13 am

The International Documentary Assn.'s 15th annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase, which allows feature and documentary shorts to qualify for Academy Award consideration, enters its second week Friday at the Laemmle's Sunset 5.

Here's a look at the programs for Friday through Sept. 1

"Better This World" trailer from "BetterThisWorld" on Vimeo.

"Better This World"

Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega wrote, produced and directed this feature about two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas, who fall under the spell of a revolutionary who is 10 years their senior. At the Republican National Convention in 2008, the "Texas Two" find themselves accused of domestic terrorism.

"A Bitter Taste of Freedom"

Writer and director Marina Goldhovskaya's feature documentary is on Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was assassinated as she was attempting to uncover misconduct by the Russian authorities.

"The Carrier"

Maggie Betts directed this documentary feature that explores the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zambia.

 

Newest "Miss Representation" trailer (2011 Sundance Film Festival official selection) on Vimeo.

"Miss Representation"

Director, producer and writer Jennifer Siebel Newsom's film looks at how mainstream media objectifies women and stops girls from realizing their potential.

"Phnom Penh Lullaby"

Pawel Kloc's feature documentary explores an Israeli expatriate who now lives in Cambodia with his Khmer girlfriend and their two children and struggles to earn a living by working as a street fortuneteller.

"To Be Heard"

Roland Legiardi-Laura, Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer and Amy Sultan directed this documentary feature about three Bronx teenagers who find their voices after being inspired by poetry teachers in a poetry workshop.

For more information, go to http://www.documentary.org/docuweeks2011?week=la2

— Susan King

 


 
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