'Almost Sunrise' Documentary to Help Open Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

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'Almost Sunrise'

The film about two Iraq War vets also will screen at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival and AFI Docs.

Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco's documentary feature Almost Sunrise will have its world premiere on the opening night of the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, which kicks off Friday.

The film will then go on to play the Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York on June 11 and 13 and also has been selected to screen at AFI Docs in Washington, D.C., on June 23 and 24.

Almost Sunrise recounts the story of two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, who, in an attempt to put their combat experience behind them, embark on 2,700-mile trek on foot across America.

Collins and Syjuco's previous film, Give Up Tomorrow, won the audience award and a special jury mention for best new director at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, a media award from Amnesty International and was nominated for a 2013 news and documentary Emmy Award for outstanding investigative journalism.