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THE 2006 ASN WORLD CONVENTION FILM LINEUP
he 2006 ASN World Convention, taking place at the Harriman
Institute, Columbia University, New York, on 23-25 March, is
unveiling a lineup of thirteen recent international documentaries
on topics ranging from ethnic violence to terrorism, identity formation,
modernization, and the Orange Revolution.
From Denmark comes ONDSKABENS ANATOMI (THE ANATOMY OF EVIL), a see-
ring investigation into the motivations of the perpetrators of mass kil-
ling in the recent Balkan wars. Director Ove Nyholm and experts on eth-
nic violence will participate in a post-screening debate. The film was
in official competition at the 2005 International Documentary Festival
No less than five films will focus on the Caucasus. POWER TRIP relates
the rocambolesque attempt by a multinational power company to make
their Georgian customers pay for their newly privatized electricity.
ABKHAZIA: ONE SIDE OF A CONFLICT and TEN YEARS AND STILL WAITING provide
Georgian and Abkhaz perspectives on the enduring Abkhaz conflict. The
two films were made by local journalists with the support of the British
NGO Conciliation Resources. BESLAN: SIEGE OF SCHOOL NO. 1 documents the
terrorist attack that has riveted the world’s attention. MASSACRES EN
TCHETCHENIE, shown on France’s premier pay-TV channel, includes dis-
turbing amateur video filmed by Russian officers during an anti-terro-
rism operation in a Chechen village.
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Two documentaries look at history. HOW TO FIX THE WORLD is a digitally
animated adaptation of Soviet psychologist Luria’s research on the cog-
nitive changes that people experienced when learning to read in
Central Asia in the 1930s. THEY LOOKED AWAY investigates the controver-
sial issue of why Auschwi