14th Annual DocuWeeks™

14th Annual DocuWeeks™

Friday, July 30 - Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Over three weeks, DocuWeeks™ presents weeklong theatrical engagements of the year’s best documentary films in Los Angeles and New York, helping the films to qualify for Academy Award® consideration in the documentary feature and documentary short categories.

DocuWeeks™ premiered in 1997, and over the past 14 years, the showcase has qualified over 160 short and feature-length films, yielding 17 nominations and seven Oscar winners. Previous participants include Academy Award® winners Smile Pinki (2008), Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) and The Blood of Yingzhou District (2006), as well as Oscar® Nominees The Betrayal, War/Dance, Salim Baba, and Sari’s Mother. This year’s edition includes films from the U.S., Canada, Ireland, China, New Zealand, Colombia, Israel, the Palestinian Territories and the United Kingdom.


Apaporis

Apaporis

Friday, July 30 - Thursday, August 5, 2010
APAPORIS takes us on a journey through the untrodden, war-locked Northwest Amazon, where we discover the secret knowledge of of Cabiyari and Cubeo indigenous cultures and their insight into nature, life... more...



Louder Than a Bomb

Louder Than a Bomb

Wednesday, May 18 - Thursday, May 26, 2011
Four Chicago high school poetry teams gear up to compete in the world’s largest youth slam. Hopeful and heartbreaking, LOUDER THAN A BOMB reflects their tempestuous lives, exploring the ways writing... more...



Steam of Life

Steam of Life

Friday, July 30 - Thursday, August 5, 2010
Naked Finnish men in saunas speak straight from the heart and in the warmth of rusty stoves, cleansing themselves both physically and mentally towards the film's deeply emotional and unforgettable finale.... more...



Summer Pasture

Summer Pasture

Friday, July 30 - Thursday, August 5, 2010
Filmed in the high grasslands of eastern Tibet, with unprecedented access to a place seldom visited by outsiders, SUMMER PASTURE is a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of a young couple and their... more...



This Way of Life

This Way of Life

Friday, July 30 - Thursday, August 5, 2010
Set against the imposing mountains and isolated beaches in a remote part of North Island, New Zealand, THIS WAY OF LIFE is an intimate portrait of a Maori family -- Peter and Colleen Karina and their six... more...



DocuWeeks 2012 Shorts Program 1

DocuWeeks 2012 Shorts Program 1

Friday, August 3 - Thursday, August 9, 2012
CUTTING LOOSE Directors/Producers: Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall, SDI Productions, 29 min. Scotland Hairdressers poised, scissors at the ready, clients in place. Cutting begins.... more...



Budrus

Budrus

Friday, August 6 - Friday, August 13, 2010
Ayed Morrar took leave of his comfortable job at the Palestinian Authority upon hearing that the Israeli government was planning to build a separation barrier through Budrus, his small agricultural village.... more...



For Once in My Life

For Once in My Life

Friday, August 6 - Thursday, August 12, 2010
FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE is a documentary about a unique band of singers and musicians, and their journey to show the world the greatness -- and killer soundtrack -- within each of them. The band members have... more...



HolyWars

HolyWars

Friday, August 6 - Thursday, August 12, 2010
Touching down in four hotbeds of religious fundamentalism -- Pakistan, Lebanon, UK, and heartland America -- HolyWars goes behind the scenes of the 1,400-year-old conflict between Islam and Christianity.... more...



MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS

Friday, August 6 - Thursday, August 12, 2010
Across the USA, high school sports are regularly lavished with funding, publicity and scholarships, while theater departments, hoping for some attention of their own, struggle to put on a school musical.... more...



Pushing the Elephant

Pushing the Elephant

Friday, August 6 - Thursday, August 12, 2010
Rose Mapendo lost her family and home to the ethnic violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo, yet she emerged from the suffering advocating peace and reconciliation. But after helping numerous... more...



Quest for Honor

Quest for Honor

Friday, August 6 - Thursday, August 12, 2010
The alarming rise in "honor killing," the heinous act of men killing daughters, sisters and wives who threaten "family honor," endangers tens of thousands of women in Iraq, Turkey, Jordan and adjoining... more...



Colony

Colony

Friday, August 13 - Thursday, August 19, 2010
The unexplainable phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder has left landscapes of empty beehives all across America, threatening not only the beekeeping industry but our food supply. As scientists... more...



Family Affair

Family Affair

Friday, August 13 - Thursday, August 19, 2010
Like a scene torn from The Color Purple or Capturing The Friedmans, this deeply personal and uncompromising documentary examines the complex levels of pedophilia and how it can manipulate... more...



Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders

Friday, August 13 - Thursday, August 19, 2010
FREEDOM RIDERS is the first feature-length film about a courageous band of civil rights activists who called themselves the Freedom Riders. They challenged segregation in interstate transport in the American... more...



Music From the Big House

Music From the Big House

Friday, August 13 - Thursday, August 19, 2010
Rita Chiarelli, an award-winning recording artist, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues: Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary, a.k.a Angola Prison. She never imagined that her love... more...



My Perestroika

My Perestroika

Wednesday, March 23 - Thursday, May 19, 2011
This is the story of five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times -- from sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the USSR in their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political...
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Waste Land

Waste Land

Friday, August 13 - Thursday, August 19, 2010
WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio. There,... more...





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