Film Previews: ‘Bermuda Docs’ Line-up

April 15, 2011

Two documentaries from the Academy Awards® shortlist, and the two major prize winners at North America’s top documentary festival, are among 11 films screening at the Bermuda Documentary Film Festival [Bermuda Docs], April 29-30-1 May.

Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders and This Way of Life, both of which qualified for the Oscar® shortlist, will screen on the festival’s opening night.

Autumn Gold finished second in audience voting at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, while Kinshasa Symphony and The Green Wave – also screening at Bermuda Docs – finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in audience voting at Amsterdam, widely considered the world’s top documentary festival.

Autumn Gold won the Filmmaker’s Award at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, widely considered North America’s top documentary festival, while Thunder Soul won the Audience Choice Award at Hot Docs as well as picking up audience awards at five other festivals.

Women Art Revolution achieved the rare distinction of screening at three of the world’s top festivals – Toronto, Sundance and Berlin – while Pink Saris earned the Amnesty International Award at Copenhagen Docs, as well as top awards at Sheffield Docs, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi.

Trailer for Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders:

Trailer for This Way of Life:

Trailer for Autumn Gold below:

Trailer for The Green Wave below:

Trailer for Kinshasa Symphony below:

Trailer for Thunder Soul below:

Trailer for Women Art Revolution below:

Trailer for Pink Saris below:

The festival also features three previously announced films – the world premiere of Bermudian director Lucinda Spurling’s film, Poverty in Paradise: The Price We Pay, the 32-minute short film, Higher Ground: The Cahow Translocation Project, by the LookBermuda team of J.P. Rouja, Ben Watson and Milton Raposo – and the international premiere of Shed Your Tears and Walk Away, directed by Bermuda-born Jez Lewis.

The festival will be held in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Tickets, $15, go on sale Friday April 15 at www.bdatix.bm, at All Wrapped Up Home-Washington Mall, The Money Shop-Dundonald Street, and at Fabulous Fashions, Heron Bay Plaza, Southampton. Tickets may also be ordered by phoning 232-2255.

Bermuda Docs is presented by Mini, and sponsored by Stella Artois, North Rock Communications Ltd., BELCO, and the Bermuda Arts Council.

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