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Documentaries spotlighted at AFI Dallas 2009

Film fest runs March 26-April 2

The AFI DALLAS 2009 International Film Festival, which runs from March 26-April 2, will include the world premieres of the documentaries "One Nation," "Playground" and "Rock Prophecies."

Directed by Justin Wilson, "Nation" uses sounds and images to profile the year 1968.

Libby Spears' "Playground," executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney, looks at the American child sex trafficking industry.

"Prophecies," directed by John Chester, is a backstage look at the world of rock n' roll from the vantage point of photographer Robert M. Knight, who at the age of 18 befriended Jimi Hendrix and members of Led Zeppelin.

The fest will also include the U.S. premieres of Robert Kenner's "Food, Inc.," a documentary about the food industry; Matt Aselton's comedy "Gigantic," starring Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Jane Alexander and Edward Asner; and Lourens Blok's "The Seven of Daran," who follows an English boy on an African adventure.

Three films that just played the Sundance Film Festival are on the AFI Dallas line-up: Doug Pray's "Art & Copy"; Tze Chun's "Children of Invention"; and Duncan Jones's "Moon."

Jordan Galland's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead," which debuted at the Slamdance Film Festival, also is on the schedule.

Other titles announced are: Guillermo Arriaga's "The Burning Plain," Steve McQueen's "Hunger," Brett Gaylor's "Rip a Remix Manifesto," Anthony Fabian's "Skin" and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's "Sugar."