2016 DOC NYC in Focus: Viewfinders

doc-nyc-featured-imageToday’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:

Viewfinders

key-image-the-age-of-consequences-pf-pictures-mike-mcsweeney-copyTHE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES
Director: Jared P Scott
NYC PREMIERE

Taking an eye-opening approach to climate change, this provocative film reframes concern for the environment into a question of international security.

bee_keeper_and_his_sonTHE 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_2DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS
Directors: Juan Mejia Botero & Jake Kheel
NYC PREMIERE

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.

forever pureFOREVER PURE
Director: Maya Zinshtein
NYC PREMIERE

Fans turn against an Israeli soccer team when the owner signs two Chechnen Muslim players.

girl_unboundGIRL UNBOUND: THE WAR TO BE HER
Director: Erin Heidenreich
US PREMIERE

A young woman represents Pakistan on the national squash team, despite the Taliban’s threats.

the_islands_and_the_whalesTHE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES
Director: Mike Day
NYC PREMIERE

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.

the_lureTHE LURE
Director: Tomas Leach
WORLD PREMIERE

Executive produced by Errol Morris, this is the intriguing story of an eccentric millionaire’s buried treasure and those who are searching for it.

the_nineTHE NINE
Director: Katy Grannan
NYC PREMIERE

Celebrated photographer Katy Grannan reveals a stigmatized world of drifters and hustlers in this exquisite portrait of a ravaged community.

the_roadTHE ROAD
Director: Zhang Zanbo
NYC PREMIERE

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.

More Info:
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.

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