Now Playing: DocuWeeks 2012!
The 16th Annual DocuWeeks, showcasing the latest in the ever-shifting movement of documentary filmmaking, begins its programming tomorrow with topical films covering everything from a musical movement to foundations of religion. A few titles including in the opening day are listed below with links to their trailers that outline the quality of cinematography and subject that DocuWeeks screens so diligently for. For more information on DocuWeeks or to check out other films visit their webpage.
Narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash), in what The Washington Post calls an “artfully shot documentary,” La Source tells the uplifting story of Josue Lajuenesse, a Haitian Princeton janitor who returns to his country after the devastating 2010 earthquake to revive his lifelong dream to bring what is most fundamental to his village’s survival; clean water.
Live Free or Die
Love Free or Die is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historical traditions of Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bulletproof vest, caused an international stir, and he has lived with death threats every day since. Love Free or Die follows Robinson from small-town churches in the New Hampshire North County to Washington’s Lincoln Memorial to London’s Lambeth Palace, as he calls for all to stand for equality—inspiring bishops, priests and ordinary folk to come out from the shadows and change history.
A memorial concert reawakens the story of an artistic uprising in the Nazi concentration camp, Terezin, where a chorus of 150 inmates confronts the Nazis face-to-face…and sings to them what they dare not say.