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Best of Fest: Sundance 2013′s Top 20 New Voices

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Yesterday, Jordan M. Smith, Nicholas Bell and I highlighted our Top 10 New Faces (strictly in the acting domain) of 2013′s Sundance Film Festival and while that list was pretty much a consensus, our Top 20 New Voices (fiction/non-fiction/short scribes, directors and full-out filmmakers/producers) was an amicably, yet hard fought deliberation process and then ranking of who we think the future will shine most bright…in other words, if these people were Wall Street stock options — we’d put our money behind them. Enjoy the mini profiles and adjoined praise.

#20. Sophie Goyette

Part of the pair of Canadian-based, female auteurs to make a pit stop in Park City (the other being Sarah Polley) French-Canadian filmmaker Sophie Goyette and her 2012 Tiff showcased short film Le Futur Proche demonstrates that there is plenty more raw talent and a pulse from Quebec. Here we find a pilot dealing with loss, suppressing his
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Google and the World Brain | Sundance 2013 Review

Legality Be Damned, Making Wells A Reality

Ben Lewis started as a commentator on the modern art world, but in recent years has made a name for himself as a sharp witted documentarian of modern culture, his films The Great Contemporary Art Bubble and Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty making critical international waves. With his fluently astute and alarmingly predictory film, Google and the World Brain, Lewis finds us living in a Google fulfilled prophecy written by the hands of H.G. Wells in his book, World Brain. In this book, Wells theorized that all human knowledge would be centralized and freely accessible to all humans, with the downside that a ‘big brother’ type monitoring would be in place at all times. About a decade ago, Google started work on their Google Books platform, which would attempt to accomplish Wells’ story exactly.

The film begins with the positive – the
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Documentary-makers join forces to expose the evil of global poverty

Directors of films in the forthcoming BBC series Why Poverty? explain how they tackled the subject and what it taught them

Are Us billionaires destroying the American Dream? Can large-scale agricultural development have a positive effect in Africa? Are Bono and Bob Geldof actually doing any good? And can the history of human poverty over 10,000 years be told in less than 60 minutes? These and many other questions are being posed in a new series of documentaries and short films entitled Why Poverty? launching on Monday night on BBC1. The series, which will be screened in 180 countries including India, Zimbabwe and Brazil, aims to kick-start a global debate in the hope of addressing a broader question: why, in the 21st century, do a billion people live in poverty?

"I think it's an important time to be having this conversation for two reasons," says Nick Fraser, editor of BBC Storyville and co-founder of Steps International,
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Documentary-makers join forces to expose the evil of global poverty

Directors of films in the forthcoming BBC series Why Poverty? explain how they tackled the subject and what it taught them

Are Us billionaires destroying the American Dream? Can large-scale agricultural development have a positive effect in Africa? Are Bono and Bob Geldof actually doing any good? And can the history of human poverty over 10,000 years be told in less than 60 minutes? These and many other questions are being posed in a new series of documentaries and short films entitled Why Poverty? launching on Monday night on BBC1. The series, which will be screened in 180 countries including India, Zimbabwe and Brazil, aims to kick-start a global debate in the hope of addressing a broader question: why, in the 21st century, do a billion people live in poverty?

"I think it's an important time to be having this conversation for two reasons," says Nick Fraser, editor of BBC Storyville and co-founder of Steps International,
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This World: Can Obama Save the Planet? | Gossip Girl | The Great Contemporary Art Bubble Update | True Blood | Watch this

This World: Can Obama Save the Planet? | Gossip Girl | The Great Contemporary Art Bubble Update | True Blood

This World: Can Obama Save the Planet?

7pm, BBC2

Not a question often asked about his predecessor. Among the many things Barack Obama was expected by his fans to accomplish, along with world peace, cures for all known ills, etc, was progress on the issue of climate change. Tonight's This World special examines that aspiration on the eve of the Copenhagen summit by means of an epic slog around Obama's homeland, meeting people professionally concerned by the issue – car-makers, coal-miners, wind-farmers, the activists stirring them and the politicians representing them.

Gossip Girl

8pm, ITV2

There's a slightly farcical edge to tonight's show. After an "intimate confession" about ex-boyfriend Patrick during her appearance on a late-night talk show, Olivia becomes involved in some Terry and June-style behaviour so that Dan doesn't find out what she said.
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