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Ifw: Belarus Comes To Film Week

22 September 2011 9:26 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

My name is Madeleine Sackler, and I’ll be blogging on my first time bringing a film to Ifw’s Spotlight on Documentaries. I’m looking forward to seeing how the week goes! For now, a little on the film.

Unstable Elements is my second feature, and it’s been an entirely different experience than any film I’ve worked on in the past. Of course, every documentary is different, which is one of the reasons I love what I do, but this has been a particularly challenging process. Unstable Elements tracks an underground resistance group called the Belarus Free Theater, which exposes problems with the violent Belarusian dictator, Alexander Lukashenko. Because Belarus is censored, the government does not recognize the Free Theater – they can’t sell tickets, rent a space, or openly promote their work – and they are also hounded by the Kgb. Yes, in Belarus the special police »

- Madeleine Sackler

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Academy’s Contemporary Documentaries Series Returns With Inside Job

7 September 2011 3:52 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Beverly Hills, CA - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will kick off its 30th annual .Contemporary Documentaries. screening series with last year.s Oscar®-winning feature, .Inside Job,. and .Casino Jack and the United States of Money. on Wednesday, September 21, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

Admission to all screenings in the series is free.

Directed by Charles Ferguson, who produced the film with Audrey Marrs, .Inside Job. traces the financial practices that laid the groundwork for the global economic crisis in an examination that places blame in the hands of many who are still in power. Predatory lending, credit default swaps and financial deregulation are subjected to close scrutiny and criticism in a primer on the situation that affected the lives of millions.

.Casino Jack and the United States of Money,. a portrait of disgraced Washington super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, confirms the adage »

- Michelle McCue

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