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Silverdocs to open with ‘Freakonomics’

The 2010 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival will open with Freakonomics directed by the team of Alex Gibney, Morgan Spurlock, Eugene Jarecki, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing. The film, based on the book by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, uses the authors' technique of applying statistics and incentives to analyze human behavior, to investigate various subject matter such as Sumo wrestling, the consequences of giving your child an odd name, if money can be used as an incentive to get underachievers to raise their grades and why crime rates dropped in the early 1990s. Gibney, Spurlock, Grady and Ewing will be in attendance at the opening of Silverdocs. This year's festival runs from June 21 to 27 in Silver Spring, Maryland.
May 18, 2010

The 2010 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival will open with Freakonomics directed by the team of Alex Gibney, Morgan Spurlock, Eugene Jarecki, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing. The film, based on the book by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, uses the authors’ technique of applying statistics and incentives to analyze human behavior, to investigate various subject matter such as Sumo wrestling, the consequences of giving your child an odd name, if money can be used as an incentive to get underachievers to raise their grades and why crime rates dropped in the early 1990s. Gibney, Spurlock, Grady and Ewing will be in attendance at the opening of Silverdocs. This year’s festival runs from June 21 to 27 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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