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This Government Program Brings American Indie Films Around the World

This Government Program Brings American Indie Films Around the World

If film is the United States' biggest cultural export, then it makes perfect sense that the U.S. government would want to share some of our best national treasures with countries around the world. Read More: Attention, Filmmakers: 6 Tips on Making Your First Documentary Feature The American Film Showcase (Afs), a film diplomacy program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (Eca) and produced by the USC School of Cinematic Arts, sends American documentary and narrative filmmakers, film experts and films to 40 countries, including Egypt, India, Ukraine, Haiti, Brazil, Thailand, Turkey and others.  The goal of the program, which launched in 2011, is to foster understanding and communication across cultures. "By screening American documentaries and independent narratives to international audiences with limited access to that content, we are helping to paint a more nuanced portrait of American life," said Rachel Gandin...

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