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2003 Sundance Film Festival World Documentary Lineup

2003 Sundance Film Festival World Documentary Lineup

2003 Sundance Film Festival World Documentary Lineup



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(indieWIRE: 12.03.02) — The World Documentary Lineup for the 2003 Sundance Film Festival:

Balseros,” directed by Carlos Bosch & Josep Maria Domenec

The story of Cuban refugees who risked their lives in homemade rafts to reach the United States, and what life is like for those who succeed.

The Day I Will Never Forget,” directed by Kim Longinotto

The practice of female genital mutilation is explored through personal stories of Kenyan women.

Iran: Veiled Appearances,” directed by Thierry Michel

Depicts contemporary Iran at a turning point in its history, exposing both an extreme fundamentalism being fostered by its leadership and the seeds for change in its youth culture.

The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia,” directed by Jennifer Baichwal

The meaning of art itself comes into question in this documentary about Shelby Lee Adams’ controversial photos of families in Appalachia.

Bus 174,” directed by José Padilha

Jose Padilha’s documentary “Bus 174” delves into the backstory behind an actual Sao Paulo bus hijacking.

The Passion of Maria Elena,” directed by Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez

A tribal woman from Mexico’s Tarahumara Mountains seeks justice for the death of her son who is tragically killed by a car driven by a white woman.

Frescos,” directed by Alexandr Gutman

A lyrical portrait of life in a contemporary Armenian village following the devastation of an earthquake and the fall of communism.

To Live is Better Than to Die,” directed by Weijun Chen

A rare portrait of a family in a Chinese village living with and dying of HIV/AIDS.

The Purified ,” directed by Jesper Jargil

The filmmakers who created the Dogme manifesto reflect, argue, and watch clips of their own films.

CAST: Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov, Kristian Levring, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen

New Scenes From America ,” directed by Jorgen Leth

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