The Toronto International Film Festival today announced the list of documentaries they’ll screen in September. TIFF always has a fascinating array of documentaries – no matter what your interests. It’s worth checking out, especially since you may not get a chance to see some of these movies anywhere else.
State 194 – In 2009, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad launched a plan to demonstrate that his people were deserving of statehood. Since then, they’ve made remarkable progress, but the political quagmire threatens to destroy the most promising opportunity for peace in years. From Participant Media, the company behind An Inconvenient Truth
The Central Park Five – Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns sheds light on a case of wrongful conviction when five black and Latino teenagers were wrongly convicted of raping the Central Park Jogger and how a rush to judgment by the police, media clamoring for sensational stories, and an outraged public contributed to that miscarriage of justice.