Sundance has a reputation for showing docs that hope to change the world, but while many of this year’s social issue docs were audience favorites, most of have not hammered out distribution plans. Here’s the look of where the films stand post-Sundance:
“The Invisible War”
What’s it about? The Sundance U.S. Doc Audience Award-winner explores the ways that widespread rape of soldiers in the U.S. armed forces is allowed to persist and go by unnoticed because of institutional structures that lead to coverups and silencing.
What happens now? After the film’s world premiere at this year’s Sundance, director Kirby Dick said that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is interested in seeing the film. Dick also mentioned that he would like to screen the film at the Pentagon. The film has already developed ties to organizations for women in the military and women veterans.
“The House I Live In”
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