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'My life in a nutshell is thoughts about sex every 9 seconds and being depressed every 12 seconds'

Latvian animator Signe Baumane has battled depression for most of her life — a battle that was made even more difficult by the oppressive culture of the Soviet Union. But when she discovered her depression had hereditary roots, she decided to make a film about the illness, one that's surreal, dark and funny all at once.

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How do you make a movie about jazz? Add plenty of blood

When Damien Chazelle wrote a film based on his experiences as a young jazz drummer, he got plenty of encouraging comments — and no funding. So he shot an intense, violent scene from the surprisingly bloody movie to showcase his project, and Whiplash is now highly sought after following a big win at Sundance.

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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz - we were looking for the name of the South American desert where scenes for the new James Bond flick are being filmed. The answer is the Atacama Desert.

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Frozen River

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Courtney Hunt, director of the film "Frozen River." The film portrays human trafficking across the border between Canada and the United States.

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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the capital of Burkina Faso. It's where a major African film festival is under way. The answer is Ouagadougou. The BBC's Audrey Brown has been covering the film festival all week. She speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.