From a International Documentary Association press release. International Documentary Association Announces twenty-eight films to be shown in New York and Los Angeles from July 31st – August 20th, 2009. From the astonishing stories of starvation, persecution, and escape from the world's worst human rights violator to the surprising inside story of an iconic cult, the International Documentary Association (IDA) presents this years DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase. www.documentary.org/ Screening in Los Angeles and New York City July 31st through August 20th, 2009, IDAs 13th Annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase will present 18 feature films and 10 short films, a collection of some of the best groundbreaking documentary films from around the world. DocuWeeks returns to the ArcLight Hollywood (6360 W. Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles) and the IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street in New York City) for this annual showcase of documentary films qualifying for Oscar consideration.