Three ITVS Films Selected to Compete at Sundance

Posted on December 2, 2009

It’s official… The 2010 Sundance Film Festival just announced their official selections and ITVS has three films in competition. This brings the total number of ITVS funded films that have screened at Sundance to 69 since we first attended in 1994. The three ITVS films in competition include: 

MY PERESTROIKA By Robin Hessman World Premiere
When the USSR broke apart in 1991, a generation of young people faced a new realm of possibilities. Filmmaker Robin Hessman follows this last generation of Soviet children brought up behind the Iron Curtain. Using a wealth of rare Russian footage, MY PERESTROIKA interweaves an intimate view of the past with the contemporary lives of a married couple and their childhood friends--telling the story of a nation still very much in transition. A co-production of Red Square Productions/Bungalow Town Productions and ITVS International in association with American Documentary | P.O.V.

THE OATH By Laura Poitras World Premiere
Filmed in Yemen, THE OATH is a family drama about Al Qaeda and Guantanamo Bay Prison. This documentary is the second in a trilogy about America post 9/11. The first film, MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY, documented the U.S. occupation of Iraq from the perspective of an Iraqi family. The third film will focus on domestic surveillance. This film is a co-production of ITVS.

LAST TRAIN HOME By Lixin Fan U.S. Premiere
China experiences the largest internal migration in the world as rural workers travel to cities looking for employment. In LAST TRAIN HOME, filmmaker Lixin Fan follows the Zhang family who save all year to travel home for Chinese New Year, along with over 100 million other migrant workers, hoping to salvage the relationship with their teenage daughter. An EyeSteelFilm production in association with ITVS International. The festival will be held in Park City, Utah, Jan. 21-31. Screening dates and times are still pending. 

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