About the Director
Lucy Walker’s films include Devil’s Playground (2002), Blindsight (2006), Waste Land, which won the World Cinema Documentary Audience Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival; Countdown to Zero, which also screened at the Festival in 2010; and The Crash Reel, which screened at the Festival last year. Her shorts include The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, which won the Jury Prize in Documentary Short Film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Walker grew up in London, won a Fulbright to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and has had two films nominated for an Academy Award. This is her sixth film to screen at Sundance.