Docs Conference Day #1  [2012]
The Fruit Hunters, Solar Mama
DirectorKen Burns, Yung Chang, Mona Eldaief, Nelson George, Shola Lynch, Jehane Noujaim
CastJohn Anderson, Nick Fraser, Mette Hoffman Meyer, Sheila Nevins
Sheila Nevins, the President of HBO Documentary Films, makes her first appearance at the Festival with a keynote conversation moderated by journalist John Anderson
Ken Burns (The Central Park Five) and Shola Lynch (Free Angela & All Political Prisoners) engage in a dialogue moderated by Nelson George (Brooklyn Boheme) about the practice of making historical documentaries.
Award-winning director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) presents an exclusive sneak peek of selected scenes from his much-anticipated new film The Fruit Hunters, based on the bestselling book.
Nick Fraser (BBC’s Storyville) and Mette Hoffman Meyer (DRTV/Denmark) discuss the ambitious international documentary series "Why Poverty?" coming this fall. They will present the world premiere of one film from the series, Solar Mama, directed by Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief, which follows an illiterate mother from Jordan to a school in India that trains impoverished women in technology for solar energy.
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2012 Screening Schedule
“DOCS CONFERENCE DAY #1” (2012 presentation)
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Runtime7:30 (450min)
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