03/01/2016

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American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund (AmDocs) Announces 2016 Schedule;

Tickets and Passes for all Screenings and Events Now on Sale.

March 1, 2016, Palm Springs, CA – The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund (AmDocs), which runs from March 30th through April 4th, 2016, today announced the complete schedule for its Fifth Anniversary Edition.

“We are screening 150 films this year from more than 35 countries,” said Ted Grouya, AmDocs Founder and Festival Director. “Our Opening Night Film, TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU, by Academy Award®-nominated Filmmaker, Joe Berlinger, sets the scene for what will be an exciting and diverse festival, with an award-winning collection of story-driven documentaries focusing on the arts, the environment, sustainable living, senior issues, LGBT causes and more.”

Three additional films by filmmaker, Joe Berlinger, who is receiving the Seeing The Bigger Picture Award, will be screened during the course of the festival, including BROTHER’S KEEPER, WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. JAMES J. BULGER, and UNDER AFRICAN SKIES. The 2016 festival also includes seventeen films from its North South Doc Network (NSDN) partners, DokuFest (Republic of Kosovo), DocsDF (Mexico), and EDoc (Ecuador).

“I am particularly excited for our audiences to see these films,” Grouya continued, “because they are all illustrative of very different cultures from our own. Not only that, the stories themselves represent a kind of storytelling, and filmmaking, that we rarely get to see in the United States.”

As it has in past years, AmDocs 2016 brings together a tremendous variety of documentaries. Many of them address immigration, reflecting the conversations about immigration that are occurring in national politics, and all over the world today. One film in particular, 50 FEET FROM SYRIA, provides an unflinching look at how Doctors from all over the world are helping injured refugees on the front lines of the Syrian conflict as they attempt to cross over into Turkey. Another, ANIJA, KOSOVO, includes dramatic archival coverage of the mass exodus of people from Albania to Italy in the 1990s.

Other common themes at AmDocs 2016 include particularly creative documentaries on aging, people living with disabilities, homelessness, mental illness, the independent music scene, the environment, the arts and more. There’s even a special focus on Swiss films on Friday, April 1st, sponsored and hosted by The Honorable, Consul General of Switzerland, Jean Francois Lichtenstern.

With films to suit practically any interest, The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund (AmDocs) will excite, educate and entertain audiences. To see the complete schedule, visit HYPERLINK “http://americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com/”americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com.

Tickets and Passes to the 2016 Edition of 

The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund (AmDocs)

are available at: 

HYPERLINK “http://www.american-documentary-film-festival.com/”http://www.american-documentary-film-festival.com/

or at the Camelot Theatres Box Office.

The American Documentary Film Festival, powered by Renova Solar, is a Palm Springs Cultural Center program.