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2012 WORLD FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES


BABY LET YOUR HAIR HANG DOWN

Directed by Esparanza Hill, Shaun Conrad & Georgia Van Cuylenburg – Produced by GVC, David M Rudy & Joaquin Perles
With Georgia Van Cuylenburg, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Amy Gibson, Cameron Harrison & Dr Richard Strick

COMPETITIONEUROPEAN PREMIERE
The story of a girl living in Hollywood who lost her hair and in it’s place found her purpose in life.
USA/Australia 2011 – Inspirational/ Personal Journey – 86mn
www.babyletyourhairhangdown.com


BEERADELPHIA

Written & Directed Michael Ryan Lawrence – Produced by Kelly Wood Jobes

OUT OF COMPETITION
A glimpse into the culture, history and emergence of Philadelphia as America’s best beer drinking city!
USA 2012 – 105mn
www.phillyphilms.com


CHICAS (Girls)

Directed by Eleonore Dailly and Produced by Eleonore Dailly, Diana Acosta and Jesus Haro

COMPETITIONWORLD PREMIERE
Sonia Sanchez was once forced to prostitute herself in the streets of Buenos Aires. Now she is an acclaimed journalist and political organizer. This is her journey.
USA/Argentina/Spain 2012 – 77mn

www.chicasdocumentaryfilm.com


GATE # 5

Directed by Simon El Habre – Produced by Georges Shoucair

COMPETITION
Truck drivers at the port of Beirut, all in their 60s, take a journey into the memory of the pre-war and war time and reflect on their life today that seems like having lost everything since the war ended.
Lebanon 2012 – 82mn
www.mecfilm.de


GRAVITY 180

Written & Directed by Len Rosen – Produced by Len Rosen & Eddie Brown
With Oliver C. Brown, Clydene Jackson, Harold Payne, Nils & Eddie Brown

COMPETITIONWORLD PREMIERE
The musical group Gravity 180 presents a vision of music as a delightful listen back to the future.
Canada/USA 2012 – 58mn
www.gravity180.netl & http://www.nilsmusic.com


HISTORY OF A BI-CENTANARY

(HISTORIA DE UN BICENTENARIO)
Directed by Sebastián Camiletti–Produced by María Rocío Acuña

COMPETITIONWORLD PREMIERE
It shows the entire history of Argentina & the Bi-Centenary Celebrations.
Argentina 2010 – 53mn


INFILTRATED (Infiltrados)

Directed by Juan Rendon – Produced by Documentales Univision
Narrated by Award-Winning Univision News co-anchors Maria Elena Salinas (in English) and Jorge Ramos (in Spanish)

COMPETITIONEUROPEAN PREMIERE
“Infiltrados” goes undercover to provide an in-depth look at the Colombian National Police and the involvement of it’s Intelligence Division – DIPOL – IN THE RECENT LETHAL STRIKES AGAINST THE farc (Fuerza Armadas Revolucianarias de Colombia) – one of the oldest and still functioning terrorist organization in the world, which is accountable for the cultivation and production of 60% of the cocaine that comes into the United States.
USA 2011 – Current Affairs – 72mn
Website


MY NAME IS NOT ALI (Jannat Ali)

Directed by Viola Shafik – Produced by Onsi Abou Seif
With Members of the Fassbinder Troupe, Family of El Hedi Ben Salem

HOMAGE TO FASSBINDER
His anti-racist film Ali – Fear Eats Soul (1973) gained German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder international acclaim. The protagonist, an Arab foreign worker, was played by Moroccan El Hedi Ben Salem M’barek Mohammed Mustafa, Fassbinder’s lover at that time. While the film itself courageously deals with the racism of post-war German society, its makers reproduced the insensibility and invention of the Other, fantasizing their own ‘Salem’. Collage-like, through interviews and archive material, My Name Is Not Ali uncovers the invention of El Hedi Ben Salem by the Fassbinder troupe, an image not revised by most of its members till today.
Egypt/Germany 2011 – 93mn
www.mecfilm.de


MARCEDES

Written & Directed by Hady Zaccak – Produced by Marwan Tarraf & Hady Zaccak

COMPETITIONEUROPEAN PREMIERE
Marcedes: the story of a car, the story of a family, the story of a country…
Lebanon 2011 – 68mn
www.hadyzaccak.com


PROJECT HAPPINESS

Directed by John Sorensen – Produced by Randy Taran, Andrew Walworth & JS
With His Holiness the Dalai Lama; George Lucas; Richard Gere; Richard Davidson and Students from the USA, Nigeria & Tibet

COMPETITION
His Holiness the Dalai Lama; George Lucas & Richard Gere speak to teens from 3 Continents united on a one year quest to discover the nature of lasting happiness.
USA 2011 – 62mn
www.projecthappiness.org


SHAKESPEARE HIGH

Directed by Alex Rotaru – Produced by Alex Rotaru, Brad Koepenick, Ronnie Planalp, Lori Miller, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Dean Devlin & Eugen Rotaru

COMPETITIONINTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
Arts education saves lives – a chronicle of the oldest Shakespearean theater festival for high schools in the USA
USA 2011 – 81mn
www.shakespearehigh.org


TURKISH PASSPORT (Turk Pasaportu)

Directed by Burak Arliel – Produced by Bahadir Arliel, Gunes Celikcan & Cemal Noyan

COMPETITION
The Turkish Passport tells the story of diplomats posted to Turkish Embassies and Consulates in several European countries, who saved numerous Jews during the Second World War. Based on the testimonies of witnesses, who traveled to Istanbul to find safety, the Turkish Passport also uses written historical documents and archive footage to tell this story of rescue and bring to light the events of the time. The diplomats did not only save the lives of Turkish Jews. They also rescued foreign Jews condemned to a certain death by giving them Turkish Passports. In this dark period of history, their actions lit the candle of hope and allowed these people to travel to Turkey, where they found light.
Turkey 2011 – 91mn
www.theturkishpassport.com & www.interfilmistandbul.com.tr


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