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2014 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Pamela Yates’ Disruption

Just about everything that she has produced from her magic documentary wand has found a home at the prestigious festival. Dating back to 1983’s When the Mountains Tremble, Pamela Yates has been supported and shown Nicaragua: Report From the Front (1984), Teatro! (1990), Takeover (1991), Poverty Outlaw (1997), State of Fear (2005), The Reckoning (2009) and most recently, 2011’s Granito: How to Nail a Dictator. Recipient of the 2013 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, in a nutshell, Disruption delves into the socials ills of machismo.

Gist: A band of Latin American activist economists sets out to change their continent, teaming up with impoverished women to challenge accepted notions on how to eradicate poverty. The women become empowered economic and political engines of their communities. If taken to scale, could 20 million women upend a continent?

Production Co./Producers: Skylight Pictures’ Paco de Onís

Prediction: Documentary Premieres section with Tribeca Film Fest keen on getting the film as well.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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