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Once again, the Tribune is counting the days until the start of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival (45 days from now) by presenting one trailer for one of the films playing in the big Park City shindig.
Kicking things off is "Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence," which looks from the trailer like a 21st century "Koyaanisqatsi." (If you don't know the reference, just nod and act like you're hip.)
It bills itself as a documentary that "explores the visible and invisible connections between the major issues of our time the environment, population growth, technology, human rights, and the global economy demonstrating how they are all facets of one larger picture."
Director Tiffany Shlain has been at Sundance with her shorts "The Tribe" (2006) and "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" (2003, and her new short "Yelp (With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg's Howl)" will play in this year's festival. She's also the founder of the Webby Awards.
Among the movie's executive producers is Salt Lake City's own Geralyn White Dreyfous, who also was an executive producer on the Oscar-winning "Born Into Brothels" and is founding director of the Salt Lake City Film Center.
"Connected" will play in the U.S. Documentary competition.