2010 Sundance: Documentary Competition

“Bhutto”
Director: Duane Baughman and Johnny O’Hara
A look at the life of the assassinated former Pakistani prime minister.

“Casino Jack and the United States of Money”
Director: Alex Gibney
An investigation into the world of imprisoned super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.

“Family Affair”
Director: Chico Colvard
Examines resilience, survival and the capacity to accomodate a parent’s past crimes on the road to satisfying the longing for family.

“Freedom Riders”
Director: Stanley Nelson
About civil rights activists who challenged segregation in the South in 1961.

“Gas Land”
Director: Josh Fox
Looks at toxic streams, dying livestock, flammable sinks and people with weakened health in the vicinity of natural gas drilling.

“I’m Pat ——- Tillman”
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
Focuses on the efforts of the family of the pro football star to take on the U.S. government after he was killed by “friendly fire” in Afghanistan in 2004.

“Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child”
Director: Tamra Davis
A portrait of the celebrated ’80s artist.

“Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work”
Director: Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg
A forthright glimpse into the life and comedic process of the veteran comedian.

“Lucky”
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Examines what happens when ordinary people hit the lottery jackpot.

“My Perestroika”
Director: Robin Hessman
An analysis of the transition of the U.S.S.R. as seen through the lives of five Muscovites who came of age at the time of communism’s collapse.

“The Oath”
Director: Laura Poitras
Lensed in Yemen, about two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo and the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Restrepo”
Director: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington
Two filmmakers accompanied the Second Platoon in a crucial valley to reveal the soldiers’ intense labor, fights and camaraderie as they take on the Taliban.

“A Small Act”
Director: Jennifer Arnold
Spotlights how a young Kenyan, whose life was dramatically changed when a Swedish stranger sponsored his education, later reciprocates by founding his own scholarship program.

“Smash His Camera”
Director: Leon Gast
Uses the story of notorious paparazzo Ron Galella to examine issues such as the right to privacy, freedom of the press and celebrity worship.

“12th and Delaware”
Director: Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing
A look at how the abortion battle continues in unexpected ways on an unassuming corner in the U.S.

“Waiting for Superman”
Director: Davis Guggenheim
Uses multiple interlocking stories to analyze the crisis in U.S. public education.