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Sundance Institute

Works: 77 works in 111 publications in 6 languages and 2,641 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Drama  History  Pictorial works  Educational films  Internet videos  Comedy films  Short films  Biography 
Roles: Sponsor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sundance Institute
Central Station by Walter Salles( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Portuguese and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young boy witnesses his mother's accidental death, a lonely, retired school-teacher relunctantly takes the child under her wing
Let the fire burn by Jason Osder( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprised of found footage and sound bites, Let the fire burn describes the conflict between the Black Power group MOVE and the people and city government of Philadelphia, culminating in the armed standoff of May 13, 1985, in which one police officer and eleven MOVE members were killed, ending when Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on the row house that served as MOVE headquarters
Yosemite : the world's most spectacular valley by Reader's Digest( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the spectacular, primeval Yosemite of hundred years ago and looks at the contrast of Yosemite today
Haiku tunnel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young, commitment phobic Josh goes from "temp" to a permanent position at a San Francisco law firm, his happy, unstructured life begins to unravel. Soon, an unforgettable interoffice adventure begins involving the ice queen manager, a dangerous armed guard, a sexy criminal lawyer and seventeen seemingly unmailable letters
The learning( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles an emotionally charged year in the lives of four Filipino women as they leave their homeland to teach in Baltimore's inner-city schools. With their increased salaries, they hope to transform their families' impoverished lives back home. But the women also bring idealistic visions of the teacher's craft and of life in America, which soon collide with Baltimore's tough realities"--Container
Assistance mortelle by Raoul Peck( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Haitian French Creole and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haitian-born director and former Minister of Culture Raoul Peck's newest film is an indictment of Western aid to Haiti. After the massive earthquake that struck in January 2010, killing an estimated 250,000 and leaving 1.2 million homeless, a flood of aid and agencies arrived at Haiti's door. Some had an agenda to help, others had an agenda to protect their own assets and interests. Three years later, what state has this aid left the Haitian people in? Peck's powerful and thoroughly investigative film shows all the levels at which aid, NGOs and political ploys have left Haiti in turmoil. He unveils the true face of international aid as a failure full of organizational ineptitude, broken promises and hidden agendas. This must-see film paints a vivid picture that the "aid" of foreign powers is more realistically an occupation
Sundance film music series( Recording )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to survive a plague( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Faced with their own mortality, an improbable group of mostly HIV-positive young men and women broke the mold as radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical establishment. How to Survive a Plague is the story of how activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition."--DVD sleeve
Off-Hollywood : the making and marketing of independent films by David Rosen( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sundance Film Festival collection : 25 years of independence : Sundance Institute( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Represents the work of the Sundance Institute over the past 25 years
Whatever it takes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whatever it takes chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the very first year of the Bronx Center for Science & Mathematics, an innovative public high school set in NYC's South Bronx. This deeply emotional, character-driven documentary focuses on Edward Tom, the school's dynamic rookie principal, and Sharifea Baskerville, a talented by troubled ninth-grade girl. The personal stories of this school's students and staff call to mind larger themes of school reform and the need for educators, parents, and policymakers to prioritize the transformation of the public school system so that all children can receive a quality education. Gritty realistic, yet ultimately triumphant, Whatever it takes paints a compelling picture of cutting-edge ideas and dedicated individuals, united in their vision to restore hope to a broken community"--Container
End of the line( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two lifelong southern railroad workers, suddenly unemployed, confront the chairman of the board in the name of their livelihoods and their town
Ibn Bābil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Arabic and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Northern Iraq, 2003. Two weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Ahmed, a 12-year-old boy, begrudingly follows in the shadow of his grandmother. On hearing news that prisoners of war have been found alive in the South, she is determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from the Gulf war. From the mountains of Kurdistan to the sands of Babylon, they hitch rides from strangers and cross paths with fellow pilgrims on all too similar journeys. Struggling to understand his grandmother's search, Ahmed follows in the forgotten footsteps of a father he never knew. This journey will lead the boy to come of age."--Container
Yosemite : the fate of heaven( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This moving film evokes the spectacular, primeval Yosemite of 100 years ago and looks at the contrast of Yosemite today, a park that must accommodate over three million visitors a year. "The most beautiful valley in the world" is seen through the eyes of those who struggle day after day to preserve it - the rangers, trail builders, firefighters and naturalists - and from the perspectives of the backpackers, rock climbers, tourists and backcountry skiers who came to revel in its sheer ageless beauty. The result is a remarkable vision of Yosemite's past, present and future
The look of silence by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Indonesian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers.. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence
25 years of independence : Sundance Institute( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of interviews, behind-the-scene footage, and the documentary film Sundance 20 that details the growth of independent film
New dance( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three choreographies: the first is 5 men and 4 women passing yellow balls to eachother; the second is a man doing hand tricks with glass balls, glass sticks, fire; the third shows a man rollerskating in different directions
Desert bloom by Eugene Corr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in 1951 Nevada--the dawn of the Atomic Age, the heroine is 13-year old Gish, whose mother only sees what she wants to and whose step-father is an embittered, alcoholic WW2 hero reduced to running a gas station"--Leonard Matlin's TV movies and video guide
Left on purpose : a film( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Midway through the filming of a documentary about his life as an anti war activist, Mayer Vishner declares that his time has passed and that his last political act will be to commit suicide--and he wants it all on camera. Now the director must decide whether to turn off his camera or use it to keep his friend alive. Left on Purpose is a feature length documentary that confronts the growing issues of depression, isolation and aging through an intense character driven story of the relationship between filmmaker and subject. It provides a rare cinematic look at what it means to be a friend to someone in pain"--From
Esperando al Mesías by Daniel S Burman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariel is a timid, small jewish boy who lives with his father. He is clumsy and always questioning his own identity. He becomes acquainted with Santamaría, a laid-off banker who has become a sort of vagabond, gathering documents from the trash. In spite of the collapse of their families and projects, their relationship introduces new strategies for dealing with life's existential crises
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Alternative Names
Інститут Санденса