For 2008, Sundance Film Festival features a new sidebar, Spectrum: Documentary Spotlight as a way of continuing the Festival’s long-standing commitment to nonfiction storytelling.
Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden? and Young @ Heart
Anvil! The Story Of Anvil (Anvil! The True Story Of Anvil)
(Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Sacha Gervasi; Stars: Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Robb Reiner, Ivan Hurd, Tiziana Arrigoni, Chris 'CT' Tsangerides, Glenn Gyorfy, Kevin Goocher, Lee Ulrich, Slash, Tom Araya, Scott Ian, Malcolm Dome, Lemmy, Gary Greenblatt, Toby Kudlow, Droid Reiner, Ginny Kudlow, Michael Schenker, JJ French, Fraser Hill, Jane Reiner), Official Site
Documentary tracks the attempts of rock band Anvil to 'make it' 20 years after their were first hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal".
The Black List
(Country: USA; Year: 2008; Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders; Writer: Elvis Mitchell)
Journalist Elvis Mitchell interviews 20 African American leaders, ranging from athletes and academics to politicians, social activists, and artists, providing a series of living portraits - a unique glimpse into the zeitgeist of black America - and redefining traditional notions of a "blacklist".
(Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Susan Koch; Writer: Susan Koch; Stars: Narrated by Colin Farrell), Official Site
The lives of homeless people are changed forever through an international soccer competition. This film follows six players as they set off for Cape Town, South Africa to play in the Homeless World Cup.
(Country: USA; Director: Seth Kramer, Daniel A Miller, Jeremy Newberger; Writer: Daniel A Miller)
David and Greg are The Linguists, who document languages on the verge of extinction. In the rugged landscapes of Siberia, India, and Bolivia, their resolve is tested by institutionalised racism and violent economic unrest.
Made In America
(Country: USA; Director: Stacy Peralta; Writer: Stacy Peralta, Sam George)
With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have led to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.
Anvil! The Story Of Anvil and The Black List