James Marsh's Man On Wire, Karim Chrobog's War Child and Yung Chang's Up The Yangtze are among the anticipated highlights of the SILVERDOCS AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, set to run in the Washington DC area from June 16 to 23.
As previously announced, Adrian Wills' All Together Now and John
Walter's Theatre Of War bookend the festival, which will screen 108
films from 63 countries culled from 1,861 submissions.
The films will screen in six sections: US Feature Competition, the
inaugural World Feature Competition, Best Music Documentary, Silver
Spectrum (formerly World View), Short Films and the thematic sidebar
1968 And Beyond.
The line-up features Alex Gibney's 2008 Oscar winner Taxi To The Dark
Side, Albert Maysles and David Maysles' 1970 Rolling Stones concert
film Gimme Shelter, Kief Davidson's Tribeca hit Kassim The Dream,
Nanette Burnstein's American Teen from Sundance and Charles
Guggenheim's 30-minute 1968 film Robert Kennedy Remembered.
Spike Lee is this year's Charles Guggenheim Symposium Honoree. Panel
discussion guests include retired four-star US General Wesley Clark,
who will be on stage following a screening of Milosevic On Trial, and
1999 Nobel Peace prize winner James Orbinski talking about his
experiences in Rwanda as chronicled in Triage: Dr James Orbinski's
More than 1,200 film-makers will take part in the five-day
International Documentary Conference, which runs concurrently with the
festival and offers fresh perspectives on film craft, funding,
distribution and audience engagement.
For further information visit the official website at www.SILVERDOCS.com.