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Four selected for Sundance Institute 'Editing & Story Lab'

15 June 2007 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- The do-gooders over at the Sundance Institute have announced the four projects that will benefit from the expertise of others. Now in its fifth year, the Documentary Film Editing and Story Laboratory merges creative advisors with the lucky few who get some hands on help. The Creative Advisors for the 2007 Documentary Editing and Story Lab are: editors Jean-Philippe Boucicaut (Citizen King and Matters Of Race); Kate Amend (Thin, and Academy Award-winner The Long Way Home); Lewis Erskine (Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple and Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind); Mary Lampson (A Lion in the House and Harlan County) and accomplished directors Robb Moss (Secrecy and The Same River Twice) and Ra’anan Alexandrowicz (The Inner Tour and James’ Journey To Jerusalem). Here are the brief descriptions of the lucky four projects that should get a Sundance festival birth fairly soon.    Tibet In Song »

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Docu makers find mentors at Sundance

15 June 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NEW YORK -- The Sundance Institute announced four topical projects selected for its fourth annual Documentary Film Editing and Story Lab.

The mentoring program will include Ngawang Choephel's political and musical history of Tibet's occupation by China, "Tibet in Song", and Julie Bridgham's "The Sari Soldiers", which revolves around six Nepali women on opposing sides of their country's political conflict.

Mahmoud Al Massa's "Recycle" looks at a poor Muslim father struggling to survive in Jordan. Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's "Trouble the Water" uses footage concerning a young couple who turn from outcasts to heroes as they rescue neighbors in the New Orleans flood after Hurricane Katrina.

The directors and some of the projects' editors will work with veteran docu creative advisers. Editors Jean-Philippe Boucicaut ("Citizen King"), Kate Amend ("Thin") Lewis Erskine ("Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple"), Mary Lampson ("Harlan County U.S.A".) and directors Robb Moss ("The Same River Twice") and Ra'anan Alexandrowicz ("The Inner Tour") will mentor the filmmakers.

The lab will be held June 22-29 in Sundance, Utah. »

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