by Bruce Fessier, The Desert Sun
The American Documentary Film Festival begins its sixth year Friday, and its fourth since being called one of MovieMaker magazine’s “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.”
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Wed., April 5, 11:00 am, Camelot PROGRAM 58
In 2001 a mass grave was discovered in a suburb of Belgrade. Soon there were more to come. ‘Depth Two’ investigates the hidden story behind this horrid discovery and takes us back to 1999 and the NATO bombings in Serbia.
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Sat., April 1, 2:30 pm, Camelot PROGRAM 10
Neculai, Aurel and Raj all left their homes in Romania for the same reason–to seek a better life for their family.
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Tue., April 4, 6:30 pm, Camelot, PROGRAM 54
Composer Stephen Edwards mourns the loss of his mother.
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PALM SPRINGS, CA – Jamie Redford, son of Robert Redford, will be honored at next week’s American Documentary Film Festival for a trio of films he’s directed examining social and environmental issues, all of which will be screened at the festival.
Redford will receive the “Seeing the Bigger Picture” award for “Watershed,” which focuses on conservation efforts regarding the Colorado River, “Toxic Hot Seat,” a look at unregulated toxic chemicals present in a number of products across the country and “Happening,” which examines the advent of clean energy.
Previous winners of the award include Oliver Stone, Peter Coyote, Harvey Weinstein, Peter Bogdanovich and Joe Berlinger.
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Sun., April 2, 9:00 pm, Camelot PROGRAM 30
When filmmaker Matthew Millan traveled to Libya to document the bloody revolution to overthrow brutal tyrant Moammar Gaddafi, he was floored by what he discovered.
Continue reading “AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Stronger Than Bullets (USA, 88 min.)”
By Meagan Kashty
With 14 films from three international festivals on this year’s slate, the American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) promises to bear the fruits of an earlier partnership agreement.
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