DocsDF 2015 Overview

imagesDocsDF: The International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City celebrates its 10th anniversary beginning tomorrow, Thursday, October 15. The event will showcase more than 100 films through more than 250 screenings through Saturday, October 24, with the vast majority free to the public.

Sunu_(640x427)Among the new Mexican docs on offer are: Teresa Camou Guerrero’s SUNÚ (pictured), which explores the vanishing world of the corn farmer; Gustavo Gamou’s THE RETURN OF THE DEAD, about an aged man haunted by his past; Karla Paulina Sánchez Barajas’ HOTEL DE PASO, a portrait of a migrant hotel in Mexicali; Raúl Cuesta’s MISSED DAYS, about a former tennis professional faced with a new challenge; and Mark Aitken’s DEAD WHEN I GOT HERE, about a man seeking redemption as he runs a mental asylum.

isolatedInternational work screening at the festival includes: Joonas Berghäll’s survey of motherhood, MOTHER’S WISH; Marcela Lizcano’s portrait of a densely populated Colombian island, ISOLATED (pictured); Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay and Régis Coussot’s look at the plight of stateless Dominicans of Haitian descent, CITIZENS OF NOWHERE; Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasniy’s tribute to the post-revolution Ukrainian army, THE UKRAINIANS; Stéphanie Barbey and Luc Peter’s meditation on life on the US/Mexico border, BROKEN LAND; Flavio Florencio’s portrait of a transgender soprano, MADE IN BANGKOK; and Florencia Inés González’s profile of a man who became a pastor after experiencing miracles, AN APPLAUSE TO HE WHO LIVES.

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