In Association with the International Documentary Association (IDA)

DocuDays New York 2010

Mar 6 – 7, 2010
12:00 AM
New York

Screening Saturday and Sunday

FREE for Paley Center Members and IDA Members
Included with general admission

The Paley Center and the International Documentary Association (IDA) are pleased to screen the documentaries, features, and short subjects, which are nominated for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. These weekend screenings give the Paley Center and IDA Members a rare chance to see all the documentary films before the Oscar telecast on Sunday evening, March 7. We thank the nominated directors for making videotapes of their programs available to us.

Saturday, March 6

12:05 pm
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
While dealing with the devastating effects of Parkinson's disease, Washington's former governor Booth Gardner leads a campaign to legalize assisted suicide in the state. (38 min.)

The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
When a General Motors plant closed in Moraine, Ohio, 2,500 workers lost more than their jobs. (40 min.)

1:30 pm
Music by Prudence
Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
The uplifting story of Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Prudence Mabhena, 21, who was born severely disabled and has struggled to overcome poverty and discrimination. (33 min.)

China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
After a massive Central China earthquake leaves thousands dead, parents confront their government about the shoddy construction of school building that made their children into victims. (38 min.)

2:45 pm
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
A former war planner risks life in prison by leaking 7,000 pages of a top secret Pentagon report to the New York Times to help stop the Vietnam War. (92 min.)

4:30 pm
The Cove
Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens
The Cove tells the amazing true story of how an elite team of activists, filmmakers, and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. (92 min.)


Sunday, March 7

12:05 pm
Rabbit a la Berlin
Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra
Rabbits that had been living in a wild area protected by the Berlin Wall must now adapt to its fall. (40 min.)

1:00 pm
Which Way Home
Rebecca Cammisa
Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States. (82 min.)

2:45 pm
Burma VJ
Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller
Armed with video cameras, a tenacious band of Burmese reporters face down death to expose the repressive regime controlling their country. (85 min.)

4:15 pm
Food, Inc.
Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies. (93 min.)


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