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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 15 RESULTS | FILMS IN THE SECTION 'SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTARY'
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I AM EVIDENCE

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Geeta Gandbhir and Trish Adlesic
  • Country: USA
Every year in cities around the United States, it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of rape kits are left untested in police storage facilities. Produced by Mariska Hargitay, I AM EVIDENCE exposes this shocking reality, bringing attention to the way in which police have historically processed sexual assault cases. Through an exploration of survivors’ accounts, the film sheds light on these disturbing statistics, and shows what can be achieved when evidence—and the individuals it represents—are treated with the respect we all deserve. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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LA 92

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Directed By: Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin
  • Country: USA
Few images are seared into the American consciousness with the anger and clarity of the beating of Rodney King and the riots following his abusers’ acquittal. Twenty-five years later, Academy Award-winning directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin draw on archival news images and unseen footage to paint an in-depth portrait of those riots and the tempestuous relationship between Los Angeles’ African-American community and those charged with protecting it. | Read More
Documentary
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WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Anna Chai and Nari Kye
  • Country: USA
Each year, $218 billion—or 1.3 billion tons—of food is thrown out. With nearly a billion people worldwide facing starvation, food conservation is a more urgent issue than ever before. Executive produced by Anthony Bourdain, Chai and Kye’s fast-paced and forward-thinking food doc takes viewers on a tour of inventive new ideas for recycling waste and maximizing sustainability from innovative chefs like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien, who turn scraps into feasts before our eyes. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Food, Asian American Director(s)
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WHITNEY. “CAN I BE ME”

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal
  • Country: U.K.
Whitney Houston was the most awarded female recording artist of all time, with more consecutive number one hits than The Beatles, and on top of that she was America’s Sweetheart. Yet despite her fame, talent, and success, she died tragically at the age of 48. Featuring largely never-before-seen footage and Broomfield and Dolezal’s moving documentary tells the story of the girl behind the voice. | Read More
Documentary, Music
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YEAR OF THE SCAB

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Directed By: John Dorsey
  • Country: USA
During the 1987 NFL strike, teams scrambled to assemble temporary replacements to fill in for their boycotting players. The Washington Redskins were notable for their "scabs," a collection of cast-offs who nonetheless rode a surprising wave of momentum against all odds. Year of the Scab revisits this ultimate underdog story and the men whose ordinary lives were interrupted. Those so-called “scabs” helped break the strike and bring their team to victory, only to struggle for their place in the sports history books. | Read More
Documentary

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