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Monday, July 18, 2016

DOCUTAH International Film Festival Announces 2016 Lineup; 65 Films Expose Wide Range of Human Experience

DOCUTAH International Film Festival Announces 2016 Lineup; 65 Films Expose Wide Range of Human Experience

Festival Also Includes Special Screenings of Five Films from IFC Documentary Now! Series

SAINT GEORGE, Utah, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dixie State University(TM) and the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival(TM) today announced its 2016 lineup. The Festival, which runs from September 6 through 10, receives submissions from all over the world with topics which cover all manner of human experience. The 65 films accepted for the Festival this year are, at times, ripped from the headlines of recent world events or they expose quirky habits of ordinary people or demonstrate the resiliency of the human spirit to overcome adversity. The 2016 Festival includes a series of free intimate filmmaker chats, and special events, which allow the attendees a very special experience, which extends beyond the screenings of the films.

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This year's Festival includes Lo and Behold from the brilliant mind of Werner Herzog and Janis: Little Girl Blue from Oscar nominated director, Amy Berg. The Festival also includes five additional special screenings of films from the award-winning Independent Film Channel's series which is hosted by Helen Mirren, Documentary Now!

The films this year cover such intriguing subjects as:

-- A modern country with no military.
-- A devotee of a forgotten science called optography.
-- People who live in storm sewers underneath the streets of Las Vegas.
-- A tribute to the Breakfast Queen of Chicago.
-- An 85-year-old college student.
-- Young children training to run with the bulls of Spain.
-- Conservation and industry coexisting in Borneo.
-- An insanely popular comedy series; each episode 6 seconds long.
-- Mango trees saving the lives of young Indian girls.
-- A man obsessed with stealing NYC buses and subways then making all the
correct stops.
-- A Baltimore beatbox rapper teaming up with Mongolian throat singers.
-- A politician who was Donald Trump long before Donald Trump was a
-- A Canadian Catholic Christmas tree salesman selling his wares in a NYC
Jewish neighborhood to Atheists.
-- The owner of a crooked auto wrecking company who goes into hiding from
the law dressed as a woman and decides he likes it.
-- Ghost towns of the American West seen through the eyes of a Frenchman.
"Each year, we think the films submitted could not possible surpass the previous year and each year the quality astonishes us. It takes real passion to venture into the art of documentary, which is often a lonely pursuit in a world filled with commercialized studio films. That passion certainly shines through in this year's selections," said Phil Tuckett, Executive Director of DOCUTAH, Director of the Digital Film Program and Executive Director of DSU Films. "The variety of subjects will bring audiences to places they have never known and allow them to experience a wide range of emotions from tears to laughter to inspiration to downright astonishment."

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