- The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement – Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
- God Is the Bigger Elvis – Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
- Incident in New Baghdad – James Spione
- Saving Face – Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
- The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom – Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen
The story of James Armstrong as he prepares in 2008 for the election of America’s first black President and reflects on his own contribution to the Civil Rights Movement.
Raising questions about democracy and prejudice, it charts the long struggle for racial harmony
The story of Dolores Hart, who gave up her career as an actress in Elvis Presley movies to become a Benedictine nun.
An exploration of the notorious deaths in 2007 of two Reuters journalists and several civilians at the hands of U.S. attack helicopters on the streets of Baghdad.
Recounted by US soldier Ethan McCord – one of the first troops on the scene – it has already won awards at the Tribeca and Rhode Island Film Festivals.
The official site is www.incidentinnewbaghdad.com
Documentary which explores a Pakistani plastic surgeon who returns to his homeland to operate on victims (all women) of acid violence, a grisly and disturbing phenomenon in the country.
It focuses on two survivors of acid attacks and their battle for justice and their journey of healing. Directed by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.
The official site is www.jungefilm.com/films/saving-face
THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM
Director Lucy Walker explores how survivors of Japan’s recent tsunami rebuild their lives just as cherry blossom season begins.