Next up in my preview, DOC NYC offers a global lens through our International Perspectives section:
Directors: Jay Shapiro & Jeffrey Saunders
International law students face off in the world’s most prestigious simulated court competition, the Jessup.
Expected to attend: Directors Jay Shapiro and Jeffrey Saunders, Subjects Areej Alragabi and Tomer Treger
THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL
Directors: Holly Morris & Anne Bogart
A profile of elderly women who subsist on their beloved but toxic land in Chernobyl’s radioactive exclusion zone.
Expected to attend: Director Holly Morris, Subject Mary Mycio
Director: Nick Read, Co-Director: Mark Franchetti
Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet weathers the fallout from the notorious 2013 acid attack on the company’s director Sergei Filin.
Expected to attend: Directors Nick Read and Mark Franchetti
KINGDOM OF SHADOWS
Director: Bernardo Ruiz
A compelling investigation into the human costs of the Mexican drug war on both sides of the border.
Expected to attend: Director Bernardo Ruiz
ON THE RIM OF THE SKY
Director: Hongjie Xu
An isolated Chinese village school becomes a battleground between generations, ideologies and egos.
TOCANDO LA LUZ (TOUCH THE LIGHT)
Director: Jennifer Redfearn
Three women, united by blindness and a desire for independence, pursue their dreams in modern Cuba.
Expected to attend: Director Jennifer Redfearn
Why You Should Attend:
This section allows viewers to go globetrotting, with virtual destinations in China, Cuba, India, Israel, Jamaica, Mexico, Palestine, Russia, Singapore, Uganda, and Ukraine.
To purchase tickets, click on the individual titles above, and follow links for ticketing, where available. Or consider purchasing one of DOC NYC’s Pass options for access to a variety of programming.