Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tough decision faces BOF Documentary Judges

Documentaries “NATURE: Kilauea: Mountain of Fire,”“Nine Days That Changed the World,” and “A Passionate Challenger, Alice Sara Ott: Born to be a Pianist” are vying for Best of Festival-Documentary, which makes the judges’ decision really tough. Broadly different in subject matter, the films give us a front row seat on nature as Kilauea boils out new land masses, on the nature of a nation as Pope Paul II made his historic trip to Poland in 1979 and on human nature in the look at Alice Sara Ott.

“Kilauea,” by THIRTEEN, New York, can be viewed at www.pbs.org.

Learn more about “Nine Days That Changed the World,” featuring Newt and Callista Gingrich, at www.ninedaysthatchangedtheworld.com.

Mainichi Broadcasting System Inc., Osaka, produced the film on the stunning Japanese-German pianist, Alice Sara Ott. Ott has her own website, www.alice-sara-ott.com where you can learn about this exceptional woman and follow the links to hear some of her performance of Chopin’s works.

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