2017 DOC NYC in Focus: International Perspectives

THE PINK HOUSE


My DOC NYC focus continues with some globetrotting:

International Perspectives

ARMED WITH FAITH

ARMED WITH FAITH
Directors: Geeta Gandbhir, Asad Faruqi
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

A suspenseful portrait of the men of the Pakistani Bomb Disposal Unit, who risk their own lives every day to combat homegrown and international terrorism.

ASK THE SEXPERT

ASK THE SEXPERT
Director: Vaishali Sinha
NYC PREMIERE

A lighthearted look at India’s Dan Savage, Dr. Mahinder Watsa, a 93-year-old retired gynecologist. Is he a hero of progress or an enemy of traditional values?

A BETTER MAN

A BETTER MAN
Directors: Attiya Khan, Lawrence Jackman
US PREMIERE

Twenty years after their break-up, filmmaker Attiya Khan confronts her ex-boyfriend to take responsibility for their abusive relationship.

CUBA AND THE CAMERAMAN

CUBA AND THE CAMERAMAN
Director: Jon Alpert
NYC PREMIERE

For more than 40 years, acclaimed filmmaker Jon Alpert has enjoyed privileged access to Cuba, chronicling its changes from Havana to the countryside.

ISLAND SOLDIER

ISLAND SOLDIER
Director: Nathan Fitch
NYC PREMIERE

Residents of the remote islands of Micronesia question whether the benefits of US protection are worth the human costs of fighting its wars.

LOVESICK

LOVESICK
Directors: Ann S. Kim, Priya Giri Desai
WORLD PREMIERE

In India, where marriage is a must but AIDS carries a stigma, Dr. Suniti Solomon serves as matchmaker for her HIV-positive patients.

THE PINK HOUSE
Director: Sascha Ettinger Epstein
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

In a remote Australian gold-mining town, a genteel 70-year-old madam struggles to keep the oldest working brothel afloat in this entertaining portrait.

SOUFRA

SOUFRA
Director: Thomas Morgan
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Working with a diverse group of Middle Eastern women, Mariam Shaar attempts to expand her catering company, based in a refugee camp near Beirut.

More Info:
For full descriptions, a list of expected special guests, screening details, 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 several Pass options for access to a variety of programming.

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