The Sundance Institute hasnamed the seven fellows and four projects which are participating in its annualDocumentary Film Editing and Story Laboratory which started on June 24 and runsto July 1 at Sundance Village in Utah.
Seven fellows (projectdirectors and editors) are working with six creative advisors (four editors andtwo directors) to discuss story and character development in relation to theirevolving rough cuts.
Among the creative advisorsthis year are editors Joe Bini (Little Dieter Needs To Fly, Grizzly Man), Jean-Philippe Boucicaut (Citizen King, MattersOf Race), Victor Livingston (ShakespeareBehind Bars, Bukowski: Born Into This)and Jonathan Oppenheim (Paris Is Burning, Children Underground) and directors Jehane Noujaim (Control Room,Startup.com) and Ra'ananAlexandrowicz (The Inner Tour, James' Journey To Jerusalem).
The four projects are:
My Country, My Country (USA), a behind-the-scenes story of the Jan 2005national elections in Iraq, directed by Laura Poitras;
In The Pit (Mexico), an eye into the daily loves on constructionworkers on Mexico City's Periferico freeway, directed by Juan Carlos Rulfo andedited by Valentina Leduc Navarro;
Yukai! (Australia), the story of the abduction of Japanesecitizens in the 70s and 80s by North Korean spies, directed by Melissa K Leeand edited by Andrew Arestides;
Refugee Dreams (US), a chronicle of a year in the lives of twoextended Somali Bantu families as they leave Africa for America, directed byAnne Makepeace and edited by Mary Lampson.