December 3, 2009

WASTE LAND is officially selected at Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival 2010 announced its selection of competing film screenings Tuesday. The lineup of independent films includes American and foreign documentaries and fiction features. The 2010 version of the annual fest is scheduled for January 21-31 in Park City, Utah.

The Sundance Film Festival Program includes:

World Cinema Documentary Competition

A FILM UNFINISHED, Germany/Israel (Director: Yael Hersonski) – Film reels uncovered in Nazi archives reveal the mechanisms used to stage Warsaw Ghetto life.

ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE, Cambodia/UK (Directors: Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath) – A journalist whose family was killed by the Khmer Rouge befriends the perpetrators.

FIX ME, France/Palestinian Territories/Switzerland (Director: Raed Andoni) – Palestinian filmmaker Andoni seeks help for his chronic headache in Ramallah.

HIS & HERS, Ireland (Director: Ken Wardrop) – Seventy Irish women offer insights into relationships between women and men.

KICK IN IRAN, Germany (Director: Fatima Geza Abdollahyan) – First female professional Taekwondo fighter from Iran to qualify for the Olympic Games struggles for recognition.

LAST TRAIN HOME, Canada (Director: Lixin Fan) – The ordeal of a migrant worker family on a journey with 200 million other peasants, to reunite with family.

THE RED CHAPEL, Denmark (Director: Mads Brügger) – An unscrupulous journalist, self-proclaimed spastic, and comedian travel to North Korea under a guise.

RUSSIAN LESSONS, Georgia/Germany/Norway (Directors: Olga Konskaya and Andrei Nekrasov) – An investigation into the ‘08 Georgia war, revealing ethnic cleansing.

SECRETS OF THE TRIBE, Brazil (Director: José Padilha) – Can anthropologists among the indigenous uncover knowledge about mankind amidst scandals and infighting?

SINS OF MY FATHER, Argentina/Colombia (Director: Nicolas Entel) – The life and times of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar are recounted through the eyes of his son, who fled Colombia to move beyond his father’s legacy.

SPACE TOURISTS, Switzerland (Director: Christian Frei) – A humorous view of how billionaires leave planet earth to travel to outer space for fun.

WASTE LAND, UK (Director: Lucy Walker) – Lives are transformed when artist Vik Muniz collaborates with garbage pickers in the world’s largest landfill in Rio de Janeiro.

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