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Documentary Competition

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  • “Americanos: Latino Life in the United States,” directed by Susan Todd and Andrew Young and produced by Edward James Olmos, a wide-ranging look at the contempo Latino experience.

  • “Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians,” directed by Anne Makepeace, a portrait of the celebrated photographer of Native American life.

  • “Dark Days,” directed by Marc Singer, about the homeless living in New York Amtrak tunnels.

  • “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, a look at the life of the former televangelist.

  • “First Person Plural,” directed by Deann Borshay, about a Korean girl, her adoption by white parents and her subsequent search for her blood parents.

  • “George Wallace: Settin’ the Woods on Fire,” directed by Daniel McCabe and Paul Stekler, an epic study of the late controversial politician.

  • “Just, Melvin,” directed by James Ronald Whitney, an investigation into a cycle of abuse and molestation by a man with many daughters, made by the man’s grandson.

  • “Legacy,” directed by Tod S. Lending, a look at three generations of black women in Chicago across a five-year period.

  • “Long Night’s Journey Into Day,” directed by Frances Reid and Deborah Hoffman, about the unique trials involving guilt and forgiveness for past crimes in South Africa.

  • “The Long Ride Home,” directed by Aiyana Elliott, the daughter of pic’s subject, legendary folk singer Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.

  • “Nuyorican Dream,” directed by Laurie Collyer, about the assorted crises in a lower-class Puerto Rican family in New York.

  • “Paragraph 175,” directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, an investigation into the fate of gays in the Holocaust. Pic named after the Nazi law criminalizing homosexuality.

  • “Scottsboro: An American Tragedy,” directed by Barak Goodman and Daniel Anker, a comprehensive study of the famous 1931 Alabama legal case.

  • “Sound and Fury,” directed by Josh Aronson, about the two dramatically opposed theories on curing deafness.

  • “Stranger With a Camera,” directed by Elizabeth Barret, a follow-up on the 1967 murder of a documentary filmmaker in Appalachia.

  • “Well-Founded Fear,” directed by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini, an up-close examination of the way the United States decides cases of political asylum.

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