2013 DOC NYC in Focus: International Perspectives

The-Abominable-Crime-Key-Image1-280x140DOC NYC‘s next section, International Perspectives, gives audiences the opportunity to take a virtual trip around the world, from Jamaica to China, Senegal to Israel.

DOC NYC International Perspectives

Director: Micah Fink

An examination of the human consequences of Jamaica’s virulent homophobia (pictured above).
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

Screening with short film:
Director: Jason Cohen

Short-listed for the Oscar short documentary category, the story of the unlikely reunion of the participants of a brutal hate crime.
Director and subjects expected to attend.

Brave-Miss-World-Key-Image-Photo-by-Dror-Ben-Naftali-280x140BRAVE MISS WORLD
Director: Cecilia Peck

The former Israeli winner of the Miss World competition becomes an outspoken activist against sexual violence to women after revealing her personal story.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

My previous coverage may be found here.

The-Manor-Still-1-Photo-Courtesy-of-Six-Island-Productions-280x140THE MANOR
Director: Shawney Cohen

The director returns to the fold of his dysfunctional family, which runs a strip club in their small Ontario hometown.
Followed by a Q&A with the director and executive producer.

My previous coverage may be found here.

Road-to-Fame-Key-Image-280x140THE ROAD TO FAME
Director: Hao Wu

A drama academy’s adaptation of FAME, the first official collaboration between Broadway and China, exposes the familial and social pressures facing young Chinese adults today.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

Screening with short film:
Director: Vanessa Hope

The complexity of modern China, as reflected in a few concepts.
Director expected to attend.

The-Stuart-Hall-Project-Key-Image-Courtesy-of-Smoking-Dogs-Films-7.25.18-p.m.-280x140THE STUART HALL PROJECT
Director: John Akomfrah

A jazz-tinged, archival portrait of the noted Black British cultural theorist.

My previous coverage may be found here.

Things-Left-Behind-Key-Image-280x140THINGS LEFT BEHIND
Director: Linda Hoaglund

A focus on the transformative power of art, through a Japanese photographic exhibition about Hiroshima.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

Director: E Chai Vasarhelyi

An observational film capturing the spectacle of a massive three-day Muslim pilgrimage in Senegal.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

My previous coverage may be found here.

Screen-Shot-2013-10-10-at-6.09.33-AM-e1381400146159-1THE TRACES OF DR ERNESTO GUEVARA
Director: Jorge Denti

Che’s personal journals recount the transformative journey the revolutionary took across Latina America in the early 1950s.

Why You Should Attend:
What better place to showcase cultural diversity than the melting pot of the world, New York City? This section allows expatriates to have a small glimpse of home, and opens up a global view for others to make discoveries and find commonalities, whether its the unique consequences of China’s One Child Policy, or the sadly too-familiar violence committed against women and sexual minorities.

More Info:
To purchase tickets, click on the individual titles above, and follow links for ticketing. To assure access to weekday screenings and panels beginning at 5pm or earlier, plus more, consider buying an Insider Pass now!

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