Today’s look at DOC NYC‘s programming covers the festival’s two feature competition sections. First up, Viewfinders, our showcase of work demonstrating distinct directorial visions:
THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES
Director: Jared P Scott
Taking an eye-opening approach to climate change, this provocative film reframes concern for the environment into a question of international security.
THE BEEKEEPER AND HIS SON
Director: Diedie Weng
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
In a rural village in northern China, a father/son clash echoes the pull of tradition and modernization.
DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS
Directors: Juan Mejia Botero & Jake Kheel
When the body of a Dominican park ranger is found on the border with Haiti, his brutal murder exposes long simmering tensions that boil over into xenophobia and racism.
Director: Maya Zinshtein
Fans turn against an Israeli soccer team when the owner signs two Chechnen Muslim players.
GIRL UNBOUND: THE WAR TO BE HER
Director: Erin Heidenreich
A young woman represents Pakistan on the national squash team, despite the Taliban’s threats.
THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES
Director: Mike Day
Faced with health concerns, as well as the clamor of international animal rights activists, inhabitants of a remote archipelago may be forced to abandon their ancient ways.
Director: Tomas Leach
Executive produced by Errol Morris, this is the intriguing story of an eccentric millionaire’s buried treasure and those who are searching for it.
Director: Katy Grannan
Celebrated photographer Katy Grannan reveals a stigmatized world of drifters and hustlers in this exquisite portrait of a ravaged community.
Director: Zhang Zanbo
An in-depth look at the corruption-plagued construction of a massive highway through a rural Chinese village.
Why You Should Attend:
Past winners of DOC NYC’s Viewfinders competition have included MOTLEY’S LAW, CAIRO DRIVE, A WORLD NOT OURS, INFORMANT, SCENES OF A CRIME, and WINDFALL.
This year’s contenders explore global security, beekeeping, island friction, xenophobia, religious extremism, tradition vs modernity, treasure hunting, marginalized lives, and bureaucracy.
For full descriptions, a list of expected special guests, and to purchase tickets, click on the individual titles above, and follow links for ticketing, where still available. Or consider purchasing one of DOC NYC’s Pass options for access to a variety of programming.