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Sundance Institute Lines Up 20 Fellows for Documentary Edit and Story Labs

Sundance Institute Lines Up 20 Fellows for Documentary Edit and Story Labs

Sundance Institute has unveiled the 20 fellows, and their eight documentary film projects, who will participate in this Summer’s 2014 Documentary Edit and Story Labs. The labs run June 20-28, and July 4-12, at Sundance Resort in Utah.
Based on Sundance’s immersive Lab model launched by Robert Redford in 1981, each session of Documentary Edit and Story unites directors and editors with world-class doc filmmakers. Creative advisors in June include editors Jonathan Oppenheim (“The Oath”) and Mary Lampson (“Harlan County USA”), and directors Jesse Moss (this year’s breakout “The Overnighters”) and Jon Else (“Sing Faster!”).
In July, editors Kate Amen (“The Case Against 8”) and Joe Bini (“We Need to Talk About Kevin”), and directors Ross McElwee (“Photographic Memory”) and Rob Epstein (“Howl”) are among those onboard as creative advisors.

Artists and projects selected for the June 20-28 Documentary Edit and Story Lab:

“A Flickering Truth”
Director: Pietra Brettkelly 
Editor: Jacob Schulsinger

“A Flickering Truth” unwraps the world of three dreamers living amongst the dust of Afghanistan’s 100 years of war as they struggle to protect and restore 8,000 hours of fragile film.  What truths will emerge from the cloak of time?

Co-Directors: Robb Moss & Peter Galison
Editor: Chyld King

How can humankind dispose of and live with nuclear waste, a material that remains dangerous for a period as far into the future as we are from the Ice Age?
“Like Ants for Sugar”
Co-Directors: Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya
Editor: Menno Boerema

For nearly seven decades, the wonder of the movies visits rural India atop cinema lorries. Accompanying the showmen of touring cinemas on their magical journeys, “Like Ants for Sugar” witnesses their struggle to keep their cinemas running. 2014 brings a watershed moment in the survival of this beloved tradition.
Co-Directors: Lyric Cabral & David Felix Sutcliffe
Editor: Laura Minnear
“(T)ERROR” is the inside story of ******, an active counterterrorism informant for the FBI. Filmed on the ground, it captures the dramatic unraveling of the informant’s 20-year career with the Bureau after the target of his investigation realizes that he’s been set up.
Artists and projects selected for the July 4-12 Documentary Edit and Story Lab:
“Down By Law”
Director: George Amponsah
Editor: Michael Aaglund
“Down By Law” follows the childhood friends of Mark Duggan, a young man who was killed by armed police on August 4, 2011. This event is known as the spark that set the London riots in motion.
“One Bullet Afghanistan”
Director: Carol Dysinger
Editor: Ricardo Acosta
One bullet, fired in darkness, hits a teenage boy. This is the story of one street and one family struggling to move on in the midst of war.  and international forces way beyond their control.
“Speed Sisters”
Director: Amber Fares
Producer: Jessica Devaney
Editor: Rabab Haj Yahya
The Middle East’s first all-women motor racing team has come together in Palestine. What will it take to go further and faster than anyone thought they could? “Speed Sisters” captures the drive to follow your dreams against the odds, leaving in its trail shattered stereotypes about gender and the Arab world.
Co-Directors: Anna Sandilands & Ewan McNicol 
Editor: Marco Perez

On the shores of a dying lake, neighbors in the once outlaw town of Uncertain, Texas, are haunted by their pasts and battling demons for a future more certain– a tender, humorous southern gothic tale.

The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund is supported by Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, Hilton Worldwide, Skoll Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, TED, CNN Films, The Charles Engelhard Foundation, Compton Foundation, Emerald Data Solutions, Time Warner Foundation, Joan and Lewis Platt Foundation, Candescent Films, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Arcus Foundation.

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