BritDoc Good Pitch: "Dirty Wars" directed by Richard Rowley, following journalist Jeremy Scahill, author of the bestseller "Blackwater." Dirty Wars is a timely film with a strong cinematic and storytelling style that follows journalist Jeremy Scahill, author of the bestseller Blackwater, into the heart of the War on Terror’s most dangerous battlefields, from Afghanistan to Yemen. The film unfolds through Scahill's investigation and personal journey as he chases down the most important foreign policy story of our time.
"Citizen Corp" is a feature length documentary about the influence of money in US politics. Set against the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and the rise of the Tea Party and Occupy movements, the film explores the consequences for democracy when private interests determine who is elected to deliver public good. Directed by Carl Deal & Tia Lessin.
Dir. Lucy Walker
The dramatic story of one unforgettable character – Kevin Pearce; one eye-popping sport – snowboarding; and one explosive issue, traumatic brain injury (TBI). In 2009 Kevin almost died training for the Olympics, but now he’s back on his board and he doesn’t want to quit. If he hits his head again he'll die – as tragically Sarah Burke does, in the same half-pipe in Park City where Kevin crashed.
Dir. Patrick Creadon
The documentary Studio H spends a year in the life of one of America’s most innovative classrooms. Designer/activists Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller, together with their high school students, unleash the power of humanitarian design to help their struggling community in rural North Carolina.
Uranium Drive In
Dir. Suzan Beraza
The promise of jobs from a proposed uranium mill has an economically devastated mining community in Colorado hopeful for the first time in decades. When environmentalists step in to stop the mill, pro-mill advocates are enraged. A debate ensues, pitting jobs against health and the environment. The question remains: is uranium worth it?
The Yes Men Are Revolting
Dirs. The Yes Men
The Yes Men pull off hilarious actions publicizing injustice. But with money ruling democracies, does public opinion matter? Suddenly, uprisings from Tunisia to Wall Street get them excited about one last remedy: revolution. The ensuing action teaches them much about themselves and their place in the Movement – and that it's essential for viewers to join in too.