Sundance 2017: Documentary Premieres

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1. 500 Years (2017)

105 min | Documentary | Post-production

From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a President, 500 YEARS tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala's recent history through the actions and ... See full summary »

Director: Pamela Yates

2. Cries from Syria (2017)

111 min | Documentary, Drama | Post-production

CRIES FROM SYRIA focuses on child protesters, revolution icons, activists and their relatives, and high-ranking Army generals who defected to join the fight of the people. It tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Evgeny Afineevsky | Stars: Bashar al-Assad, Abdul Basset Saroot, Kholoud Helmi, Raed Al Saleh

3. Give Me Future (2017)

85 min | Documentary

In the spring of 2016, global music sensation Major Lazer performed a free concert in Havana, Cuba for an unexpected audience of almost half a million people. A concert documentary evolves ... See full summary »

Director: Austin Peters

4. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

Documentary

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A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Star: Al Gore

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5. Legion of Brothers (2017)

79 min

Afghanistan, immediately post-9/11: Small teams of Green Berets arrive on a series of secret missions to overthrow the Taliban. What happens next is equal parts war origin story and ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Barker

6. Long Strange Trip (2017)

Documentary | Completed

The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own ... See full summary »

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart

7. Oklahoma City (2017)

102 min | Documentary

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The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995 is the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history; this documentary explores how a series of ... See full summary »

Director: Barak Goodman

8. Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman (2017)

103 min | Documentary

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Out on America's vast working landscapes - the ranches of the Mountain west, the farmlands of the Great Plains, the waterways of the Mississippi Delta - a huge, largely hidden, and entirely... See full summary »

Directors: Susan Froemke, John Hoffman, Beth Aala | Stars: Tom Brokaw, Dusty Crary, Justin Knopf, Wayne Werner

9. Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017)

This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy

10. Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (2017)

A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries-and path of promise toward the American dream-Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Nelson

11. This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (2017)

Post-production

Are there limits to your love for your family? One family's acceptance is tested when a champion diver, destined for the Olympics, announces he's transitioning into a woman-and invites his ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Star: Gigi Lazzarato

12. Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time (2017)

105 min | Documentary

Unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of candidate Trump, from the primaries through the debates to the dawning realization that the controversial businessman will become the 45th President of the United States.

Directors: Ted Bourne, Mary Robertson, Banks Tarver | Stars: Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Donald Trump