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Film Festival Roundup: AFI Docs Reveals Full Slate, Laff Announces Its Opener, and More

Film Festival Roundup: AFI Docs Reveals Full Slate, Laff Announces Its Opener, and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the full slate of films for AFI Docs 2017, a five-day documentary celebration in the nation’s capital. Each year, the festival is committed to providing artists with the opportunity to present powerfully told, artfully constructed stories — and to connect audiences and filmmakers with policy leaders. AFI Docs 2017 runs June 14 – 18 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD.

“The 2017 slate of films reflects AFI Docs’ mission to celebrate powerfully told stories and the people at the heart of them,” said Michael Lumpkin, Director, AFI Docs. “Documentaries continue to play an important role in our country regardless of partisan lines. No matter your background, these human stories have the power to inform and inspire. We look forward to another year of dynamic nonfiction cinema.
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Women of the stolen generations: 'I want my story out'

Heartbreaking tales of institutionalised racism are brought to light in the powerful Nitv documentary Servant or Slave

Valerie Linow, 73, belongs to the Bundjalung nation and was separated from her parents when she was two years old.

When she was nine, she was taken to south-west New South Wales, to the Cootamundra domestic training home for Aboriginal girls. She left six years later and was forced to work in the town of Wombat for a former police officer, who raped her when she was 15.

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See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Women of the stolen generations: 'I want my story out'

Heartbreaking tales of institutionalised racism are brought to light in the powerful Nitv documentary Servant or Slave

Valerie Linow, 73, belongs to the Bundjalung nation and was separated from her parents when she was two years old.

When she was nine, she was taken to south-west New South Wales, to the Cootamundra domestic training home for Aboriginal girls. She left six years later and was forced to work in the town of Wombat for a former police officer, who raped her when she was 15.

Continue reading...
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

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