The BritDoc festival, which is gearing up for its third edition July 23-25, has selected the 12 projects to pitch live for funders at the Big Pitch session.
The 12 projects are:
Donor 150, dir. Jerry Rothwell
About one sperm donor's many children.
Breaking China, dir. Sarah McCarthy
About Universal's creation of a new Mandarin-speaking girl band.
Dancing With The Devil In The Ciy Of God, dir. Jon Blair
A drug-lord turned evangelical preacher looks at Rio's gang wars.
Guilty Pleasure, dir. Julie Moggan
About the success of romance book publishers Mills & Boon.
King Kennedy, dir. Howard Goldstein
A unique, archive-only look at the strories of Jack and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.
Freemen, dirs. Johshua Oppenheimer & Christine Cynn
A look at the 1965 Indonesian genocide and what - including American movies - inspired the killers now and then.
My Kidnapper & Me, dir. Mark Henderson
Henderson confronts his 2003 kidnappers and other hostages return to the scene of the crimes.
AIDS: The Musical, dir. Brian Hill
Four HIV-positive people from four continents sing about their experiences.
Let Me Walk Again, dir. Tom Eldridge
Amanda Boxtel is the first U.S citizen to receive embryonic stem cell treatment from a controversial Indian doctor.
The Cult At The End Of The World, dir. Ben Anthony
A look at the doomsday cult Strong City as it falls apart.
Art Is Garbage, dirs. Lucy Walker & Peter Martin
Brazilian artist Vik Muniz and a group of landfill scavengers work from a rubbish tip in Rio to an high-art auction house in London.
Mugabe & The White African, dir. Lucy Bailey
A white Zimbabwean farmer takes Mugabe to an international court for illegal racial discrimination.
The funding panel is comprised of HBO's Nancy Abraham, SBS Australia's Mark Atkin, ITVS' Cynthia Kane, Sundance's Cara Mertes, IFC's Christine Lubrano, NHK's Yukari Hayashi Kawamura, Participant's Courtney Sexton, MDR's Katja Wildermuth, Thirteen/WNET's Stephen Segaller, Al Jazeera's Flora Gregory, More4's Sandra Whipham, and BBC Storyville's Greg Sanderson.
Also, the projects (at various stages of production) to be presented at the new Good Pitch for social purpose documentaries will be:
Resist, dir. Marc Silver
A multimedia project following Gael Garcia Bernal as he journeys through a landscape of resistance about current social issues.
In The Company Of Bees, dir. James Erskine
Mysterious disease CCD threatens the bee population.
Burning Needs, dir. Adam Wakeling
About an idea to drastically reduce carbon emissions and provide food and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people.
The Reckoning, dirs: Pamela Yates & Paco de Onis
A look at the International Criminal Court as it attempts to protect fundamental human rights.
The Road To Bethlehem, dir: Leila Sansour
One woman's personal journey back to her birthplace over four Christmases.
Pig Business, dir. Tracy Worcester
Looking at the hidden costs of cheap food.
Erasing David, dirs. David Bond & Ashley Jones
The implications of identity theft.
The Day After Peace, dir. Jeremy Gilley
The follow up to Gilley's film Peace One Day.
Confirmed attendees for that pitch session include Fledgling Fund, Impact Partners, ITVS, C4BDFF, Sundance Institute, AOL True Stories, Participant, CBA-Dfid, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Avaaz, Amnesty, NCVO, RED, Gucci Fund, The Sunday Telegraph, Hartley Film Foundation, One World Broadcasting Trust, Vice Magazine, JRRT, Gulbenkian Foundation, Channel 4 (Corporate Affairs), No2ID, Oak Foundation, Ecostorm, Greenpeace UK, British Beekeepers Association, Camfed, MySpace and World Development Movement.
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