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Six New Documentaries to Air As Part of Sundance Channel's THE GREEN Presented by Robert Redford

Submitted by: Sundance Channel

Categories: Events, Environment

Posted: Oct 01, 2007 – 11:00 AM EST

 

We Feed The World, Energy War, Radiant City, Before the Flood, Strange Culture And Sombe Ke: The Money Place All To Make Television Premiere On Sundance Channel In Fourth Quarter 2007

Oct. 01 /CSRwire/ - NEW YORK - October 1, 2007 - Sundance Channel has acquired six documentaries to air as part of THE GREEN, the network's weekly primetime destination focusing on environmental topics. We Feed the World directed by Erwin Wagenhofer, Energy War directed by Shuchen Tan, IJsbrand van Veelen and Rudi Boon, Radiant City directed by Gary Burns and Jim Brown, Before the Flood directed by David Lindsay, Strange Culture directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson and Sombe Ke: The Money Place directed by David Henningson will make their U.S. television premieres on Sundance Channel beginning October 9, 2007. THE GREEN is presented by Lexus and Citi Smith Barney.

The deals were negotiated for Sundance Channel Senior Vice President Acquisitions, Program Planning and Scheduling, Christian Vesper and Sundance Channel Director, Acquisitions and Programming Ian Bricke with Rita Akkari and Leila Monks of TVF International for Before the Flood; Kaisa Kriek of NPO Sales for Energy War; Christina Rogers of the National Film Board of Canada for Radiant City; Steven Been of Greenberg Traurig on behalf of L5 Productions for Strange Culture; Diana Holtzberg of Films Transit International for We Feed the World and David Henningson on behalf of Sombe Ke: The Money Place.

Tuesday, October 9th at 9:35pm e/p
WE FEED THE WORLD (U.S. Television Premiere)
- Directed by Erwin Wagenhofer. Filmed in six countries, this award-winning Austrian documentary offers a sweeping view of food production in the age of globalization, consolidation and mechanization.

Tuesday, October 23 at 9:35pm e/p
ENERGY WAR (U.S. Television Premiere)
- Directed by Shuchen Tan, IJsbrand van Veelen, Rudi Boon. With the global demand for energy continually increasing, so does the power held by the relative handful of nations -- including Russia, Iran, Venezuela, Nigeria, Sudan and Saudi Arabia - that are rich in oil and natural gas. This Dutch documentary explores the geopolitical consequences of the world's dependency on fossil fuels.

Tuesday, November 6 at 9:35pm e/p
RADIANT CITY (U.S. Television Premiere)
- Directed by Gary Burns and Jim Brown. This Canadian film packs a few surprises as it explores the modern face of suburbia, where life unfolds in discrete residential, commercial and civic "pods." Several urban design professionals and academics, including the hilariously acerbic author James Howard Kunstler, address the principles behind North American subdivisions and their impact on individuals.

Tuesday, November 20 at 9:35pm e/p
BEFORE THE FLOOD (U.S. Television Premiere)
- Directed by David Lindsay. Before the Flood visits the small island nation of Tuvalu which lies just three meters above sea level, a fact that makes it extremely vulnerable to global climate change. Rising tides have all but swallowed the country's beaches and the odds are that Tuvalu itself will soon sink into the South Pacific.

Tuesday, December 11th at 9:35pm e/p
STRANGE CULTURE (U.S. Television Premiere)
- directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson. Artist and college professor Steve Kurtz was preparing for an exhibition that let audiences test if food had been genetically modified when his wife died of heart failure in her sleep. When the medics arrived they became suspicious of his art supplies and called in the FBI who treated Kurtz as a suspected terrorist.

Tuesday, December 18th at 9:35pm e/p
SOMBA KE: THE MONEY PLACE (U.S. Television Premiere)
- directed by David Henningson. In the 1940s the Canadian Government operated a mine on the Arctic Circle in order to secretly supply uranium for the United States' Manhattan Project. Today, this same mine, known to the local Sahtu Dene First Nations as Somba Ke - "the money place" is at the epicenter of the massive uranium exploration boom.

THE GREEN presents original series and documentary premieres about the earth's ecology and concepts of "green" living that balance human needs with responsible care for the planet. The destination airs every Tuesday on Sundance Channel and is designed to be both edifying and entertaining, with an emphasis on information, practical advice and community building. Presented by Robert Redford, the destination is hosted by award-winning journalist Simran Sethi and community advocate and MacArthur Fellow Majora Carter, two dynamic leaders who have distinguished themselves with revolutionary ideas in such areas as civic planning and global business practices.

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, and original programs, all unedited and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a venture of NBC Universal, CBS and Robert Redford. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's website address is www.sundancechannel.com.

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Eaton Sundance Channel
Phone: 212-708-8043
Katie Lanegran Sundance Channel
Phone: 212-708-8044

 

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