Film Forum is hosting a retrospective
celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Soros/Sundance Documentary Fund. We ask Bruni Burres
, director of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, and Gara LaMarche
, vice president of the Open Society Institute (who also sits on the board of the Sundance Documentary Fund), if documentaries really can make a difference. They talk about some of the fund’s groundbreaking films that have succeeded in raising awareness for human rights issues. And they’re joined by filmmaker Antoin Kattin
, who discusses his new short “There are Women in Russian Villages.” The film focuses on the lives of two women in rural Russia—where poverty and domestic violence are often a part of everyday life.