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Ava DuVernay’s ‘The 13th’ Will Open the 2016 New York Film Festival

19 July 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If the languid summer tentpole season has you down, fear not, as the promising fall slate is around the corner and today brings the first news of what we’ll see at the 2016 New York Film Festival. For the first time ever, a non-fiction film will open The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s festival: Ava DuVernay‘s The 13th. Her timely follow-up to Selma chronicles the history of racial inequality in the United States and will arrive on Netflix and in limited theaters shortly after its premiere at Nyff, on October 7.

“It is a true honor for me and my collaborators to premiere The 13th as the opening night selection of the New York Film Festival,” Ava DuVernay says. “This film was made as an answer to my own questions about how and why we have become the most incarcerated nation in the world, how and why we regard »

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Catching the Sun opens Transitions Film Festival

10 January 2016 3:19 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Shalini Kantayya

Us filmmaker Shalini Kantayya will open the 5th annual Transitions Film Festival with the Australian Premiere of her feature documentary Catching the Sun.

Shalini Kantayya finished in the top 10 out of 12,000 filmmakers on Fox.s On The Lot, a show by Steven Spielberg in search of Hollywood.s next great director.

Her sci-fi film about the world water crisis, A Drop in the Life, won Best Short at Palm Beach International, and was broadcast on national television in the Us and India.

She is a Sundance Fellow, a Ted Fellow, and was a finalist for the ABC Disney | DGA Directing Fellowship.

The mission of her production company, 7th Empire Media, is to create a culture of human rights and a sustainable planet through imaginative media that makes real impact.

Catching the Sun follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry.

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