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20-11-2013

Competition films of the 13th edition of WATCH DOCS

This year there will be four American titles in the main competition at the 13th WATCH DOCS: the recipient of an award in Seattle, a masterful found footage montage – Our Nixon; one of the most important political documentaries of this season – Dirty Wars; the disturbingly shocking God Loves Uganda, directed by Roger Ross Williams (Academy Award Winner for best short-length documentary in 2010) and These Birds Walk – a poetic picture, stripped of media fakery, illustrating Pakistani reality. The WATCH DOCS competition will not be short of European productions: the outstanding documentary No Burqas Behind Bars by Nima Servestani, 727 Days without Karamo – which combines an aesthetical sensitivity with a carefully structured understanding of significant social issues, and State Builders – a chronicle of the first year of South Sudan’s independence. The programme of the competition also includes three Asian productions: the lively and dynamic documentary, reminiscing of Bollywood musicals, Powerless; the full of twists Fire in the Blood; and 1001 Apples – which brings back to mind the best years of Iranian cinema. The competition for the WATCH DOCS award will also see four international co-productions: Kim Longinotto’s Salma; the documentary Red Wedding, produced by Rithy Panh; awarded with Best Cinematography Prize at Sundance – Who is Dayani Cristal? by Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal, and a documentary by the most famous Haitian filmmaker – Raoul Peck’s Fatal Assistance.