The latest film from Oscar winner Alex Gibney is “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks,’” about the rise and fall of the controversial publisher. The filmmaker dishes on WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and Lance Armstrong—his next documentary subject.
“The Square”: Jehane Noujaim’s New Film Captures Egypt’s Ongoing Revolution After Mubarak’s Fall
As Egyptians mark the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, we look at a new documentary that captures the ongoing protest movement in Egypt well after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak. “The Square” follows a group of activists as they risk their lives in the uprising that ousted Mubarak only to face further threats under the transitional military regime. We’re joined by the film’s Egyptian American director Jehane Noujaim at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Noujaim’s previous work includes the famed Al Jazeera documentary, “Control Room.”
Fruitvale: Ryan Coogler’s Debut Film on Bay Area Police Slaying of Oscar Grant the Buzz of Sundance
It was four years ago this month that Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old African American, was shot to death by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer on New Year’s Day in Oakland, Calif. Portraying the last day of his life, the new dramatic film “Fruitvale” has become one of the most talked-about films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. We’re joined by the director, 26-year-old first-time filmmaker Ryan Coogler, who works as a social worker at a juvenile-detention center in San Francisco.
Who Is Dayani Cristal?: Gael Garcia Bernal Traces Path of Migrant Worker Who Died in Arizona Desert
A new film featuring the Mexican film star Gael Garcia Bernal examines the story of a Honduran migrant who died in the Arizona desert in 2010. “Who Is Dayani Cristal?” begins when border police in Arizona discover the decomposing body of a migrant in the Sonoran Desert, in an area known as “the corridor of death.” He has no identification, but has one distinguishing feature: A tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal.” The film goes on to untangle the mystery of the migrant’s identity, his death and who — or what — is Dayani Cristal? We’re joined by the film’s director, Marc Silver.