Seven documentary film-makers and six film music composers have been invited to participate as Fellows in the Sundance Documentary Composers Lab, which runs from Aug 5-9 in Utah.

The documentary subjects cover an Iraq War training simulation in the US, peace activists in Colombia, and Ethipian teenagers who move to America in search of a better life.

The Documentary Composers Lab is a key component of the full Sundance Institute Composers Lab, which runs from Jul 24-Aug 9.

'A documentary's music and soundscape is integral to its success as a storytelling vehicle,' Cara Mertes, director of the Sundance Documentary Film Programme, said.

'We are welcoming an incredible group of directors, composers and advisors working on some of today's most pressing issues, and Sundance is one of the only places that filmmakers and composers come together for creative collaboration in a Lab setting to experiment with this aspect of their films.'

The documentary projects and film-makers are: Adopt Me, Michael Jordan (Melanie Judd, Susan Motamed); Full Battle Rattle (Tony Gerber, Jesse Moss); Peaceful Warriors (Miguel Salazar, Margarita Martinez); The Army Recruiter (Edet Belzberg).

The composer Fellows are: New England Conservatory Of Music graduate Jeremy Flower; jazz bassist Derrick Hodge; guitar, banjo, double bass, accordion, flute and percussion player Shahzad Ali Ismaily; German composer Enis Rotthoff; vocalist-composer Gingger Shankar; and composer Jeff Toyne.

Creative advisors are: My Country, My Country director Laura Poitras; Jessica Yu, winner of the best documentary short in 1997 for Breathing Lessons: The Life And Work Of Mark O'Brien; Emmy Award winning composer Jeff Beal; composer Osvaldo Golijov; Wordplay composer Peter Golub; and film-maker, teacher and writer Mertes.