Sundance 2024

Filmmaker and Artist Alisi Telengut Discusses Endangered Languages and Lake Baikal

I think there are mainly two reasons. The first one, I heard about the lake from my mother. She's been there many times and I've never been there. It's the oldest freshwater lake in the world, the deepest. It formed around 25 million years ago. So at the beginning, I was really fascinated because in this area it's just a plateau and all of a sudden, in the middle of the land, there's a rift lake, and it's the deepest freshwater lake.

The second reason [is] because my mother tongue is Mongolian.

Sundance 2024: 'In the Summers' Quietly Radiates Compassionate Warmth | Exclaim!

Winner of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Dramatic Competition, In the Summers tells the story of two daughters and their annual summer visits to see their father in New Mexico. In her directorial debut, Alessandra Lacorazza Samudio — who also won the Directing Award at the festival — considers the challenges of forgiving the unforgivable.

Told in four parts, we're first introduced to Vicente (René Pérez Joglar, also known as the musician Residente) as a hopeful father

Sundance 2024: 'As We Speak' Thoughtfully Cross-Examines Rap Lyrics as Legal Evidence | Exclaim!

Last November, a judge ruled that Young Thug's lyrics could be admitted into evidence as part of the rapper's ongoing RICO case, and, although this decision drew sharp criticism, it's not the first instance of rap lyrics being used in a trial, and undoubtedly won't be the last. Exploring the historical weaponization of Black art, particularly rap and hip-hop, by the legal system in the U.S. and abroad, J.M. Harper's As We Speak sheds some light on Young Thug's case and the greater problem at han