Sundance Film Festival 2013

Twelve documentaries by some of the most courageous and extraordinary filmmakers working today.

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The Summit The Summit
The Summit and Salma
Fallen City (Country: China; Year: 2012; Director: Qi Zhao)
Documentary spans four years to reveal how three families who survived the 2008 Sichuan earthquake to embark on a journey searching for hope, purpose, identity, and to rebuild their lives in a new China torn between tradition and modernity.
North American premiere
Fire In The Blood (Country: India; Year: 2012; Director: Dylan Mohan Gray), Official Site
A look at the struggle to make anti-retroviral ADS drugs available to infected people worldwide, no matter their financial resources. Read what Dylan Mohan Gray told us about making the film.
North American premiere
Google And The World Brain (Country: Spain, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Ben Lewis)
In the most ambitious project ever conceived on the internet, Google has been scanning the world's books for 10 years. They said the intention was to build a giant digital library, but that involved scanning millions of copyrighted works.
World premiere
The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (Country: Georgia, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Tinatin Gurchiani)
A film director casting a 15 to 23-year-old protagonist visits villages and cities to meet people who answer her call. She follows those who prove to be interesting enough through various dramatic and funny situations.
North American premiere
The Moo Man (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Andy Heathcote, Heike Bachelier; Stars: Stephen Hook)
The year in a life of a dairy stockman and his herd.
World premiere
Fire In The Blood Fire In The Blood
Fire In The Blood and Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (Country: Russia, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin)
A documentary telling the story of both a band and a message, of a court case and in effect the trial of the entire Russian nation.
World premiere
A River Changes Course (Country: Cambodia, US; Year: 2013; Director: Kalyanee Mam)
Three young Cambodians struggle to overcome the crushing effects of deforestation, overfishing, and overwhelming debt in this devastatingly beautiful story of a country reeling from the tragedies of war and rushing to keep pace with a rapidly expanding world.
World premiere
Salma (Country: UK, India; Year: 2013; Director: Kim Longinotto; Writer: Ollie Huddleston)
The story of a woman shut away by her family for 25 years, who became a published poet, politician and activist.
World premiere
The Square (Al Midan) (Country: Egypt, US; Year: 2013; Director: Jehane Noujaim)
Examination of the revolution in Egypt, from the perspective of a group of activists.
World premiere
The Summit (Country: Ireland, UK, Switzerland, US; Year: 2012; Director: Nick Ryan; Writer: Mark Monroe; Stars: Christine Barnes, Hoselito Bite, Marco Confortola, Pat Falvey, Niall Foley, Stefan Grossniklaus, Pasang Lama, Tshering Lama, J.J. McDonnell, Christo Mitzkov, Johannes Moser, Lars Nessa, Damien O'Brien, Lochlainn O'Mearain, Garrett Philipps), Trailer
Documentary exploration of a deadly attempt to ascend K2.
World premiere
Who Is Dayani Cristal? Who Is Dayani Cristal?
Who Is Dayani Cristal? and The Square
The Stuart Hall Project (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: John Akomfrah)
Antinuclear campaigner, New Left activist and founding father of Cultural Studies, this documentary interweaves 70 years of Stuart Hall’s film, radio and television appearances, and material from his private archive to document a memorable life and construct a portrait of Britain’s foremost radical intellectual.
World premiere
Who Is Dayani Cristal? (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Marc Silver; Stars: Gael Garcia Bernal)
An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama.
World premiere. Day one film
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