2016 DOC NYC in Focus: International Perspectives

doc-nyc-featured-imageMy DOC NYC preview wraps for the week with the globetrotting films of International Perspectives:

International Perspectives

beznessasusualBEZNESS AS USUAL
Director: Alex Pitstra
US PREMIERE

The filmmaker, the product of a romance between a Dutch tourist and a Tunisian man, tries to reconnect with his father.

DIVINGDIVING INTO THE UNKNOWN
Director: Juan Reina
US PREMIERE

A team of cave divers on a dangerous covert mission in the name of brotherhood.

finding_oscarFINDING OSCAR
Director: Ryan Suffern
NYC PREMIERE

Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, this compelling film seeks justice for the victims of a state-sponsored Guatemalan massacre.

letters-from-baghdad-01LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD
Directors: Zeva Oelbaum & Sabine Krayenbühl
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

The story of Gertrude Bell, a fearless adventurer, spy, and political powerhouse who helped shape the modern Middle East after World War I.

the_peacemakerTHE PEACEMAKER
Director: James Demo
NYC PREMIERE

A negotiator in crisis zones from Northern Ireland to Kosovo to Iraq struggles with his inner demons.

 

pleas_remember_mePLEASE REMEMBER ME
Director: Zhao Qing
NYC PREMIERE

Octogenarians Feng and Lou have been inseparable for over 40 years, but aging and illness threaten their deep bond.

sacredSACRED
Director: Thomas Lennon
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Directed by Academy Award® winner Thomas Lennon, this exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions was shot around the globe by 40 different teams of filmmakers.

those-who-jump-650THOSE WHO JUMP (LES SAUTEURS)
Directors: Estephan Wagner & Moritz Siebert
NYC PREMIERE

From the producers of THE ACT OF KILLING and THE LOOK OF SILENCE comes this inside look at the experiences of African migrants desperately trying to reach Europe.

visitors_dayVISITOR’S DAY
Director: Nicole Opper
NYC PREMIERE

Juan Carlos spent years on the streets of Mexico City before finding his way to a unique group home for runaway boys.

Why You Should Attend:
This virtual tour around the world brings viewers to Tunisia, Norway, Guatemala, Iraq, Morocco, China, Mexico, and many more places around the globe.

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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