Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar
23

Where On Earth Will We Get Safe Water? The American Documentary Film Festival Tackles This Question Head-on With SlingShot.

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Where On Earth Will We Get Safe Water? The American Documentary Film Festival Tackles This Question Head-on With SlingShot.  Having enough safe potable water is certainly one of the biggest challenges facing human populations today.  The new documentary, SlingShot, focuses on inventor Dean Kamen (Segway Human Transporter) and his 15-year quest to solve the world’s safe …

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Mar
20

American Documentary Film Festival To Screen the Visually Stunning Documentary, Antarctica: A Year On Ice

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American Documentary Film Festival To Screen the Visually Stunning Documentary, Antarctica: A Year On Ice  Experience an entire year with the people who work in the harshest conditions on Earth.  For the first time, we get a complete, unflinching look at everyday life on the mysterious frozen continent of Antarctica. To create Antarctica: A Year on …

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Mar
20

American Documentary Film Festival Examines Urban Farming in Urban Fruit

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American Documentary Film Festival Examines Urban Farming in Urban Fruit Urban farming has a revival in Los Angeles.  We follow four urban gardeners’ struggle against the City and their families to reclaim a skill that seemed lost.  Rishi Kumar gave up a a promising IT career to start an urban farm in his parents’ backyard. Ron …

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Mar
20

American Documentary Film Festival Breaks Down Retirement Home Stereotypes with The Mayor

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American Documentary Film Festival Breaks Down Retirement Home Stereotypes with The Mayor What is life really like at the retirement home? Is it what you might expect? Well, that depends. If you think it’s all about people sitting around waiting for the end to come, The Mayor will prove you wrong. This amazing documentary provides a “fly …

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Mar
20

American Documentary Film Festival to Screen Park Mark: A Story of Homelessness and Addiction in Iran

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American Documentary Film Festival to Screen Park Mark: A Story of Homelessness and Addiction in Iran Homelessness is a worldwide phenomenon that affects people from all cultures and from all walks of life. Now meet Mark – the protagonist of Park Mark – he’s a homeless man (and crack Cocaine addict) who lives in the parks of …

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Mar
20

American Documentary Film Festival Examines The Search for Faith, Identity, Sexual Urges and Competition with Bible Quiz.

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American Documentary Film Festival Examines The Search for Faith, Identity, Sexual Urges and Competition with Bible Quiz. Mikayla is like any normal 17-year-old with a crush, except unlike others, she has over 2,000 Bible verses memorized, and the object of her affection is her Bible Quiz team captain, JP.  Trouble is, this year, JP only has …

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Mar
16

The American Documentary Film Festival Presents MID-LIFE GANGSTER: REDEMPTION SONG, the True Story of Evan “Bullet” James.

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The American Documentary Film Festival Presents MID-LIFE GANGSTER: REDEMPTION SONG, the True Story of Evan  “Bullet” James.  Oscar-Winning Director, John G. Avildsen (Rocky, The Karate Kid) To Introduce the Film. In what is as much performance art as documentary, Evan “Bullet” James, now a leading expert in the field of extreme intervention services, tells his own life …

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Mar
14

Straight from Canada’s Tar Sands Oil Fields, The American Documentary Film Festival Presents OIL SANDS KARAOKE.

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Straight from Canada’s Tar Sands Oil Fields, The American Documentary Film Festival Presents OIL SANDS KARAOKE. Oil Sands Karaoke is a fascinating (and funny) documentary set in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada in the heart of the Athabasca oil sands. The Athabasca oil sands (also called tar sands) is one of the most controversial oil mining …

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Mar
07

Award-Winning Film “Running Wild” Comes to Palm Springs

Award-Winning Film “Running Wild” Comes to Palm Springs Movie marks the inspiring journey of a remarkable cowboy who triumphs in his quest to protect the American West. Featuring the music of a Palm Springs original Steve Poltz. American Documentary Film Festival’s official selection of Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde will screen at …

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Mar
06

American Documentary Film Festival to Screen FORGET ME NOT; An Intimate Chronicle of the Filmmaker’s Mother, and Her Battle With Alzheimer’s.

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American Documentary Film Festival to Screen FORGET ME NOT; An Intimate Chronicle of the Filmmaker’s Mother, and Her Battle With Alzheimer’s.   When David Sieveking left home to study filmmaking, he left behind parents who were active, intelligent and involved. Several years later, on a visit home for Christmas, he noticed that his once spirited …

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