Sundance Festival 2021 lineup for the World Cinema Documentary Competition has some amazing work to showcase. Some of the films that have premiered in this category in recent years are; Honeyland, Sea of Shadows, Shirkers, This is Home, Last Men in Aleppo, and Hooligan Sparrow.
This year, 12 documentaries from new and emerging directors from around the world are a part of the Sundance movie festival.
Acasa, My Home (Romania, Germany, Finland)
Director: Radu Ciorniciuc
Screenwriters: Lina Vdovii, Radu Ciorniciuc
Producer: Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
An extraordinary story of families striving to live city life after spending decades in the Bucharest Delta.
The Earth Is Blue as an Orange (Ukraine, Lithuania)
Director: Iryna Tsilyk
Producers: Anna Kapustina, Giedrė Žickytė
An epic story of survival in a war zone, and life in surreal surroundings.
Epicentro (Austria, France, U.S.A.)
Director and screenwriter: Hubert Sauper
Producers: Martin Marquet, Daniel Marquet, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Paolo Calamita
Cuba, New World, romance and financial troubles, all entwined in one documentary.
Influence (South Africa, Canada)
Directors and Screenwriters: Diana Neille, Richard Poplak
Producers: Bob Moore, Neil Brandt
This interesting story covers the rise and fall of the British multinational Bell Pottinger.
Into the Deep (Denmark)
Director: Emma Sullivan
Producers: Mette Heide, Roslyn Walker
An insight into the life of amateur inventor turned murderer, Peter Madsen.
The Mole Agent (Chile, U.S.A., Germany, The Netherlands, Spain)
Director and screenwriter: Maite Alberdi
Producer: Marcela Santibañez
An 83-years-old man, who joins a retirement home as a new resident, and as a new mole for investigator Romulo, struggles to do his job while trying to balance his new relationships in the new place.
Once Upon A Time in Venezuela (Venezuela, United Kingdom, Brazil, Austria)
Director: Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
Screenwriters: Anabel Rodríguez Ríos, Sepp R. Brudermann
Producer: Sepp R. Brudermann
Heartening tale of once thriving and now decaying the Venezuelan village of Congo Mirador.
The Painter and the Thief (Norway)
Director: Benjamin Ree
Producer: Ingvil Giske
She stole her paintings, now it is her turn to take revenge through friendship.
The Reason I Jump (United Kingdom)
Director: Jerry Rothwell
Producers: Jeremy Dear, Stevie Lee, Al Morrow
A must watch if you are interested in knowing what goes into the world of non speaking autistic people around the world.
Saudi Runaway (Switzerland)
Director and screenwriter: Susanne Regina Meures
Producer: Christian Frei
The story of ‘A’, who is trying to escape a tyrannical government, and an equally controlling family.
Director and screenwriter: Sam Soko
Producers: Toni Kamau, Sam Soko
The story of Boniface Mwangi, a daring photojournalist, who is stuck in making a choice between his aspirations to join politics, and his family.
The Truffle Hunters (Italy, U.S.A., Greece)
Directors: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Producers: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
The white Alba truffle, searched by some old men and their dogs in Northern Italy, coupled with the human passion that surpasses all else.