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Sundance offers London a different slice of America

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>> In a business dominated by huge blockbusters and super hero remakes,the Sundance Film Festival remains the place for independent film makers to tell real stories of real people. In 30 years on this American Mecca for indy film has gone beyond its borders.>> When Actor Robert Redford set off to the snowy hills of Utah, the Sundance Film Festival was still a place of outcasts.
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But now it has grown substantially and even migrated to Europe. I'm Dwark Rahid reporting for Reuters from London, where some of the America's most promising film makers have come to showcase their work, and hopefully sell it in the European Film Market. Among the films traveling from tha mother festival, there is a story of a dachshund that symbolizes mortality-
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>> We're dog's only friend.>> For a boy bullied in a violent fraternity. But one thing they have in common is the taste of American suburbia, something the man behind Sundance our king to project.>> I think we want the outside world to know that America is a very eccentric complicated place, I think that's the root of it.
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We are not shy about that. In fact, we're proud of it.>> This is something Sundance film makers seem to share, not just the pride of doing it on their own away from the comfort of the big studios but also the embassador role of the festival and the realities that come with it.
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>> There's a fair bit of snobbery when the continentals talk about Americans and I've experienced it myself with people in college and my friends. Yeah, hopefully they can take a closer look at some of the films that Sundance brings here.>> Others are less worried about how the world sees America and how little American knows about the world.
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>> I don't even know if many people have heard of the Brexit situation. So everyone is completely consumed with the story of Trump.>> With the program built on diversity and the glitz and glamour of other festivals, Sundance runs through January in Utah, and through the weekend, in this small, independent London cinema, where it seems to have found its place.