Viewfinders, our competition section highlighting features which demonstrate distinct directorial vision:
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Director: Judith A Helfand
Director Judith A Helfand (BLUE VINYL) investigates the victims and profiteers in extreme weather catastrophes like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.
Directors: Shannon Service, Jeffrey Waldron
This suspenseful high-seas adventure follows a team of activists who rescue modern-day slaves in Thailand’s illegal fishing industry.
Directors: Havana Marking, Sam Hobkinson
Investigative journalists uncover how $3.5 billion was plundered from the Malaysian government for a spending spree that included funding THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.
A LITTLE WISDOM
Director: Yuqi Kang
In a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, young novice monks try to balance rituals and discipline with the distractions of modern life and childhood.
OUT OF OMAHA
Director: Clay Tweel
A coming-of-age tale of twin African-American brothers filmed over eight years by director Clay Tweel (GLEASON) and executive produced by musician J Cole.
THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD
Director: Tracy Droz Tragos
Based on Amanda Ripley’s bestselling book, four American teenagers go abroad to study in nations that outperform the US in education.
UNDER THE WIRE
Director: Chris Martin
A gripping, first-hand account of the mortal peril faced by war correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy while reporting from within Syria.
WALKING ON WATER
Director: Andrey Paounov
After the death of his partner, Jeanne-Claude, the visionary artist Christo, known for The Gates of Central Park, realizes his dream of The Floating Piers in Italy.
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