With the announcement of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in-competition line-up comes a whole bunch of images from the upcoming films. In this edition, we’ll cover four documentaries: The Atomic States of America, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, The Other Dream Team, and Marina Abramović The Artist is Present. Hit the jump for synopses and images.
The 2012 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19–29th.
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The Atomic States of America
The Atomic States of America / U.S.A. (Directors: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce) — In 2010, the United States announced construction of the first new nuclear power plant in more than 32 years. A year later, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Fukushima Power Plant in Japan sparking a fierce debate in the U.S. over the safety and viability of nuclear power.
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare / U.S.A. (Directors: Matthew Heineman, Susan Froemke) — What can be done to save our broken medical system? Powerful forces are trying to maintain the status quo in a profit-driven medical industry, but a movement to bring innovative methods of prevention and healing is finally gaining ground – potentially saving the health of a nation.
The Other Dream Team
The Other Dream Team / Lithuania, U.S.A. (Director: Marius Markevicius) — The 1992 Lithuanian National Basketball Team went from the clutches of Communism to the Summer Olympics in Barcelona – a testament to the powerful role of sports as a catalyst for cultural identity.
Marina Abramović The Artist is Present
Marina Abramović The Artist is Present / U.S.A. (Director: Matthew Akers) — Marina Abramović prepares for a major retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York hoping to finally silence four decades of skeptics who proclaim: ‘But why is this art?’