|TFF '10: World Documentary Features|
A dozen films will compete in the World Documentary Feature Competition at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
By The Editors|
Tribeca Film Festival - New York, NY
Today Tribeca announced the first 34 feature films of the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival slate. The rest of the features slate will be announced on Monday, March 15, with the list of short films to follow later in the week. The complete list of features will be posted online on Monday in the 2010 Film Guide.
"I’m energized by the strong line up of films this year," said Nancy Schafer, Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Festival. "While it’s an incredibly exciting time for Tribeca with the launch of Tribeca Film and the Tribeca Film Festival Virtual — expanding our reach so more and more people can engage in the festival experience — the Tribeca Film Festival is still the heart and soul of what we do. We are looking forward to the New York City audiences seeing these great films."
Documentaries have always been one of the Tribeca Film Festival's strong suits. The 12 films in this year's World Documentary Feature Competition are gripping personal tales, illuminating examinations of global events, and fresh perspectives on familiar topics.
This international selection of captivating non-fiction films take the viewer on a complex journey of human experience and emotion: a man yearns to resolve national conflict through non-violent means; a President and a citizen unite over the love they have for their country, once riven by genocide; a family of artists mourn the loss of their talented daughter and sister; and a troubled playwright and her daughter navigate a tumultuous relationship. Other films tell stories of people investigating global connections: the interconnected world of falcon trade, royal dynasties, the CIA, and Al Qaeda; a rare and candid look into the secrets of the Russian mafia; and the ties between soccer, organized crime and gambling.
Together, this slate of films tells a global story of human connection. Enjoy!
Sons of Perdition|
Directed by Jennilyn Merten, Tyler Measom
(USA) – World Premiere
In the polygamist community cultivated by the notorious (and now incarcerated) "prophet" Warren Jeffs, women are a commodity, children are reared to be ignorant, and free thought is surrendered. For a group of teenage boys, the desire for autonomy means banishment from their homes and families. This fascinating documentary explores the heartbreaking losses and hopeful determination of these exiles as they struggle to make new lives in mainstream America.
Originally published March 10, 2010
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