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Filmmakers Unite Jay Rosenblatt, Sarah Clift, Pacho Velez, Nicole Salazar, Kate Amend, Pablo Bryant, Shy Hamilton, Ferne Pearlstein, Kris Samuelson, John Haptas, Usama Alshaibi, Chel White, David Sampliner, Rachel Shuman, Alan Berliner, Eva Ilona Brzeski, Jeremy Rourke

Filmmakers Unite

Documentary Film
USA
2017
80 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jay Rosenblatt, Sarah Clift, Pacho Velez, Nicole Salazar, Kate Amend, Pablo Bryant, Shy Hamilton, Ferne Pearlstein, Kris Samuelson, John Haptas, Usama Alshaibi, Chel White, David Sampliner, Rachel Shuman, Alan Berliner, Eva Ilona Brzeski, Jeremy Rourke
This omnibus film on the current state of affairs in the “land of the free” was launched upon the initiative of Jay Rosenblatt, the guest of the DOK Leipzig 2017 Homage, and the documentarian Ellen Bruno. Following their call, more than fifty documentary, fictional and experimental contributions were submitted by US independent filmmakers: subjective answers to new or changed issues of race, class, faith and gender. The selection is many-voiced, but strong – and provoking – together.

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