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January 8, 2009 7:10 AM
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"General" and "Kunstler" to Receive P.O.V. Broadcast Debut

Sundance U.S. doc competition films "El General" by Natalia Almada and "William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe" by Sarah and Emily Kunstler will have their national broadcast premieres on the P.O.V. ("Point of View") documentary series on PBS, it was announced by Simon Kilmurry, Executive Director, American Documentary, P.O.V. In "General," Natalia Almada, a great-granddaughter of Mexican President Plutarco Elias Calles - one of Mexico's most controversial revolutionary figures - paints an intimate portrait of Mexico. "Kunstler," meanwhile spotlights the late civil rights attorney William Kunstler, whose clients included Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the Chicago 10. "We're delighted to present the broadcast premieres of two films that look at larger-than-life figures who were loved and reviled during their lives and after their deaths," commented Kilmurry in a statement. ""We are also glad to welcome Natalia Almada back to P.O.V. with 'El General,' another splendid film about her native Mexico; her film 'Al Otro Lado,' about the intersection of drug traffickers and musicians along the border, premiered on P.O.V. in 2006 to wide acclaim."

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