Sundance 2012: First Images from Documentaries WEST OF MEMPHIS, A FIERCE GREEN FIRE, and SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP

     December 6, 2011

Continuing on with our coverage of the first look at films set to be featured as part of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s “Premieres” line-up, we’ve got images from three documentaries. After the jump you’ll find images and synopses for the Peter Jackson-produced West of Memphis, A Fierce Green Fire, and Ice-T’s Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap.

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19 – 29th. Click here for all our coverage. 

West of Memphis / U.S.A. (Director: Amy Berg)

Three teenage boys are incarcerated for the murders of three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. 19 years later, new evidence calls into question the convictions and raises issues of judicial, prosecutorial and jury misconduct – showing that the first casualty of a corrupt justice system is the truth.

A Fierce Green Fire / U.S.A. (Director: Mark Kitchell)

A definitive history of one of the most important movements of the 20th century, A Fierce Green Fire chronicles the environmental movement’s fascinating evolution from the 1960s to the present.

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap / United Kingdom (Director: Ice-T, Co-Director: Andy Baybutt)

Through conversations with Rap’s most influential artists – among them Chuck D, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, MC Lyte, Mos Def, and Kanye West – Ice-T explores the roots and history of Rap and reveals the creative process behind this now dominant art form. Untitled Paul Simon Project / U.S.A. (Director: Joe Berlinger) — Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the incredible journey of his historic Graceland album, including the political backlash he sparked for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa, designed to end Apartheid.

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