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DocuWeeks adds “Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White”

DocuWeeks, the International Documentary Assocation's program to aid documentaries in qualifying for Oscar consideration, has added Jennifer Jessum's Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White (pictured) to its roster.
July 13, 2012

DocuWeeks, the International Documentary Assocation’s program to aid documentaries in qualifying for Oscar consideration, has added Jennifer Jessum’s Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White (pictured) to its roster.

The Martin Sheen-narrated feature film will screen in New York from August 10-16 and in Los Angeles from August 17-23, alongside 16 other features and shorts.

Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White tells the story of an 89-year-old Lakota Sioux medicine man from South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, who spent 17 years in federal prison for a crime that his original accusers later maintain he did not commit. During the making of the doc, new evidence is uncovered and the case is brought back to the federal court.

DocuWeeks runs in New York from August 3- 23 at the IFC Center, and in Los Angeles August 10-30 at the Laemmle NoHo 7.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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