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Tunisia hosting American independent film festival
Published in Bikya Masr on 09 - 12 - 2010

CAIRO: Tunisia is hosting the 3rd annual “Views of America” meetings of American independent cinema in the country from December 9 through 12.
Organizers said the event will “provide Tunisian film-goers with the opportunity to discover a different view of American cinema.”
The 2010 “Views of America” are marked by the artistic partnership signed between the event's organizing committee and the Sundance Institute, organizer of the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah – the flagship festival for independent cinema.
A delegation from the Sundance Institute, made up of film-makers and producers, will take part in the meetings.
The delegation will conduct master classes on independent film-making, organized jointly with the Tunisian Film Producers' Association and the Higher Audiovisual and Multimedia Institute (ISAAM) was held on Wednesday.
Six films, fictions and documentaries, will be also screened during this session.
Among the films scheduled, some were nominated or awarded in the largest festivals and will be screened exclusively or in a world premiere in Tunis. Each film is to be screened twice, with three sessions per day.
The scheduled films are: “The Mission”, “Amreeka” (official selection 2009Sundance, “un certain regard” Cannes 2009 selection), “Freedom Riders”, “By the People (or The Election of Barack Obama)”, “Winter's Bone (Grand Jury Prize and Best Screenplay at the 2010 Sundance, Best Film Prize at Gotham Awards 2010)”, and “Udaan (official selection 2010 Sundance, “un certain regard” Cannes 2010 selection).”

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