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New York, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2006

Harlem Globetrotters, Panhandlers, and the China cultural revolution at Tiananmen Square rarely share anything in common – except for an Oscar Nomination. Distributed by Passion River Films, these independent films are compiled in the new DVD release: HARDWOOD / RYAN / SUNRISE OVER TIANANMEN SQUARE: Unique Award Winning Short Films.

In “Hardwood,” documentary filmmaker Hubert Davis, son of former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis, explores how his father’s decisions affected his life and those of his extended family. At its core, this Oscar nominated documentary validates the power of redemption and healing the bonds between father and son.

Academy Award Winner for Best Animated short film, “Ryan” is an independent film tribute to Canadian animator Ryan Larkin who produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Today, Ryan lives on welfare and panhandles for spare change in downtown Montreal. Director Chris Landreth questions how an artistic genius can tumble into life on the streets in this animated short film.

“Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square” offers a personal documentary of political upheaval in China through a rich collage of original artwork and archival photographs. China born director Shui-Bo Wang illustrates his family’s ordeal during the Cultural Revolution, and his experience during the chaos of the Tiananmen Square uprising decades later in this Oscar nominated documentary.

This new DVD release of Academy Award nominated independent films and documentaries is available on March 28th at retailers and on-line stores nationwide.

To schedule interviews with Director Hubert Davis or to request a screener copy for these independent films, please contact Dante Guintu, 732-321-0711 x175.

Click here to view each independent film and documentary trailer in this DVD. To download a media kit for these independent films or to request a DVD screener, please contact Dante Guintu.

About the distributor Passion River Films:

Since 1998, Passion River Films has been devoted to acquiring, distributing, and representing unique independent films and documentaries. As a film distributor, they also offer marketing services to filmmakers self-distributing their independent film. For more information, visit www.PassionRiver.com.

Passion River Films publicity contact:

Dante Guintu, VP Marketing & Film Distribution

732-321-0711 x175

416 Main Street, 2nd Floor

Metuchen, NJ 08840

(f) 732-321-4105

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