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23 features chosen

HOLLYWOOD — The Sundance Documentary Fund, formerly known as the Soros Documentary Fund, has selected 23 feature-length projects to receive its annual funding grants. Fifteen grants are for works-in-progress; eight projects are in development.

Works-in-progress include Raed Andoni and Nizar Hassan’s “13 Days in Jenin Camp,” Malek Bensmail and Thierry Leclere’s “Algeria at What Cost,” and Maziar Bahari’s “And Along Came a Spider.”

For a complete list see Variety.com

Carlos Sandoval’s “The Farmingville Project,” Jocelyn Glatzer’s “The Flute Player,” Anne Aghion’s “Gacaca, Living Together Again In Rwanda?”, Amit Goren’s “Golan,” Thierry Michel and Christine Pireaux’s “Iran: Veiled Appearances,” Renee Tajima-Pena and Gita Saedi’s “Kansas Stories,” Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman’s “The Kids of Sonagachi,” Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk’s “The Lost Boys of Sudan,” Micha Peled’s “Made In China,” Mercedes Moncada’s “The Passion of Maria Elena,” Jane Greenburg’s “Standards of Decency” and Francois Verster’s “When The War Is Over.”

Projects in development funded by the 2002 grants are: Michael Offer and Jeanne Charuet’s “Child Soldiers,” Sabiha Sumar’s A Feminised Islam?”, Adi Barash and Ruthie Shatz’s “Garden,” Danae Elon’s “The Iron,” Evaldo Mocarzel and Ugo Cesar Giorgetti’s “On The Fringes of Sao Paulo: Squatting,” Mark Becker’s “Romantico,” Hank Rogerson and Jilann Spitzmiller’s “Shakespeare Behind Bars” and Ghada Terawi’s “The Way Back Home.”

A committee of human rights experts and film industry professionals selected the projects.

The fund is made possible by a $4.6 million grant from the New York–based Open Society Institute. Originally established in 1996 as the Soros Documentary Fund supported films such as Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco’s “Daughter From Danang,” Kate Davis’ “Southern Comfort” and Edet Belzberg’s “Children Underground.”

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