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No End in Sight (Magnolia Pictures) A Representational Pictures Production

Filmmakers: Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

The story: Former Bush administration officials drop a film’s worth of dimes on their former bosses, outlining what went wrong in Iraq.

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Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (The Documentary Group)

Filmmakers: Richard E. Robbins and Tom Yellin

The story: Servicemen and women tell their stories in their own words, through letters home.

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SiCKO (Lionsgate and The Weinstein Company) A Dog Eat Dog Films Production

Filmmakers: Michael Moore and Meghan O’Hara

The story: Just how much does the U.S. health care system suck? Moore shows us how much!

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Taxi to the Dark Side (THINKFilm) An X-Ray Production WINNER

Filmmakers: Alex Gibney, director of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and Eva Orner

The story: An exploration of the Bush administration’s use and justification of unprecedented detention and interrogation techniques.

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War/Dance (THINKFilm) A Shine Global and Fine Films Production: Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine

Filmmakers: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

The story: Schoolchildren in war-ravaged Uganda prepare for a school dance competition.

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Freeheld A Lieutenant Films Production WINNER

Filmmakers: Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth

The story: An ailing South Jersey police officer named Laurel Hester fights for pension benefits for her partner Stacy in this moving gay rights drama.

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La Corona (The Crown) A Runaway Films and Vega Films Production

Filmmakers: Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega

The story: A women’s prison in Colombia hosts a beauty pageant

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Salim Baba A Ropa Vieja Films and Paradox Smoke Production

Filmmakers: Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello

The story: A man makes a living in India scavenging and screening scraps of discarded film to children.

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Sari’s Mother (Cinema Guild) A Daylight Factory Production

Filmmaker: James Longley

The story: An Iraqi mother struggles to obtain health care for her son, who is sick with AIDS.

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“I Met the Walrus” A Kids & Explosions Production

Filmmaker: Josh Raskin

The story: In 1969, a Toronto teenager talked his way into John Lennon’s hotel room, and interviewed the former Beatle and Yoko Ono.

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Madame Tutli-Putli (National Film Board of Canada) A National Film Board of Canada Production

Filmmakers: Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski

The story: A bug-eyed woman boards a train laden with all her earthly possessions.

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Même Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven) (Premium Films) A BUF Compagnie Production

Filmmakers: Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse

The story: An old man learns that there is more to life than material wealth.

My Love (Moya Lyubov) (Channel One Russia) A Dago-Film Studio, Channel One Russia and Dentsu Tec Production

Filmmaker: Alexander Petrov

The story: A Russian love story.

Peter & the Wolf (BreakThru Films) A BreakThru Films/Se-ma-for Studios Production WINNER

Filmmakers: Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman

The story: Scenes from a grim marriage.


At Night A Zentropa Entertainments 10 Production

Filmmakers: Christian E. Christiansen and Louise Vesth

Il Supplente (The Substitute) (Sky Cinema Italia) A Frame by Frame Italia Production

Filmmaker: Andrea Jublin

Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets) (Premium Films) A Karé Production WINNER

Filmmaker: Philippe Pollet-Villard

Tanghi Argentini (Premium Films) An Another Dimension of an Idea Production

Filmmakers: Guido Thys and Anja Daelemans

The Tonto Woman A Knucklehead, Little Mo and Rose Hackney Barber Production

Filmmakers: Daniel Barber and Matthew Brown

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Mike Hofman is The Independent’s editor