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The Washington Post Sponsors 2012 Silverdocs Film Festival

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The Washington Post is a sponsor of the 10th annual Silverdocs Festival, presented by the American Film Institute and Discovery Communications. The seven-day festival features 114 documentaries as well as a five-day concurrent conference that examines documentary filmmaking with experts in the industry. Silverdocs aims to promote documentary film as a leading art form, support the work of independent filmmakers and foster an atmosphere for public dialogue and civic engagement around the issues and ideas explored in the films.

During Silverdocs, The Washington Post will present a strand of films which look at two of the most talked about issues in America: health care and the economy.  The personal accounts and perspectives presented in these films offer viewers an opportunity to dive deeper into these topics, question arguments on both sides and draw their own conclusions about how the country should address these issues.

About the films:

Escape Fire looks at America’s broken healthcare system and various efforts to fix it. National Reporter N.C. Aizenman, who has been heavily involved in covering the country’s health care crisis, will moderate the post-film discussion. (June 20, 6:30 PM in AFI Silver Theatre 2)

Detropia looks at Detroit’s failing economy in light of the national economic struggles. Financial Reporter Peter Whoriskey, who spent many years covering the auto-industry in Detroit, will moderate the discussion after the screening. (June 22, 10:30 AM in AFI Silver Theatre 2)

For more information on Silverdocs and to view the full schedule, visit:


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