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Two award-winning Open Class entries from the 1989 IAC International Film and Video Competition.

1. 'UDWANI' : POLICY OF AGGRESSION The Dangerous Crew (Plymouth College of Art & Design)
This is a credit to the determination and pure guts of the location crew who gained their nickname 'Dangerous' because everyone thought they were crazy. They left England for Israel with the seemingly-impossible task of making a short film about the Palestinian/Israeli situation with a time limit of two weeks, limited film stock and a budget of only £1000. They had no contacts in Israel, very little local knowledge and found themselves side by side with the Betacam-carrying world's press. To the relief of lecturers and parents alike, they survived the ordeal and one of the IAC judges called the result, 'A superb piece of committed documentary film making'.
Transfer from 16mm film.
IAC International Award, Best Documentary Award Photography (Open) 1989


2. WISE GUYS! David Hartwell (USA)
Directed while the maker was at the University of S.California's School of Cinema/TV, this follows the fortunes (literally) of four of the quiz finalists as they compete in the annual $100,000 Tournament of Champions on America's second most popular TV game show, JEOPARDY!. Editors Pawel Hanzakowski and Zbigniew Turley brilliantly weave original footage into transfers from videotapes of the TV shows and their rehearsals, to study the personalities of a stamp dealer, a high-school teacher, a cab driver, a law student and the ebullient quizmaster himself. A 1987 CINE Eagle Film.
Transfer from 16mm film.
IAC International Award (Open) 1989


Total running time 44 mins.

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