‘5 Broken Cameras’ tells the story of Palestinian life under occupation, mostly through the lens of a family’s everyday life. It brought a Sundance audience to its feet.
The resort town of Park City is known for many things — among them powdery snow and the Sundance Film Festival. Kosher cuisine, not so much. Until now.
Filmmaker Alison Klayman talks about her new documentary, ‘Never Sorry,’ which profiles Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. It debuts this week at the Sundance Film Festival.
Filmmaker, Internet pioneer and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain believes that “when you speak your truth, you speak the universal.” This seems to be the case, given the buzz surrounding her new, partially autobiographical film, which premiered January 21 at the Sundance Film Festival.
There are upwards of 180,000 women incarcerated in U.S prisons today. Of those, an estimated 80% are victims of rape, assault, incest, and other forms of sexual and domestic violence. Considering what a closeted problem this sort of abuse is in many communities, it wouldn’t be shocking if the true percentage were actually higher. Responding to that overwhelming statistic, California passed a law in 2002 to allow the reopening of cases of convicted domestic abuse victims, with the circumstances of their suffering allowable as evidence. The California law was the first, and is still the only, one of its kind in the United States.