2010 saw a great variety of films. Film Festivals world-wide brought hordes of cinema enthusiast out for glimpses of theatrical history. Documentaries are always a favorite genre, so here we take a look at the winners from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Restrepo – Grand Jury Prize. The film’s makers follow a group of soldiers as they are deployed into war-torn Afghanistan. Upon arrival they lose a friend and essentual team mate when their medic ‘Doc’ Restrepo is killed in action. The group faces hostility from locals as they try to help the region rebuild. Directed by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington.Is this new to you? Catch up here
The Red Chapel – World Cinema Jury Prize. A tag-a-long as two Korean natives, adopted into Danish families at birth, return to their birth country to face off with oppression and confront a country who would rather kill its own people than offer up any freedoms. Directed by Mads Brgger.
Waiting For Superman – Documentary Audience Award. An in depth look at an educational system that seems to thrive on the failure of youth and flourish on the alarming number of drop outs. Follows five bright young minds as they work their way through a learning environment that feels more like quicksand than school. Directed by Davis Guggenheim.