2017 DOC NYC in Focus: Fight the Power

NOTHING WITHOUT US: THE WOMEN WHO WILL END AIDS


Documentaries about activism are next up in my DOC NYC spotlight:

Fight the Power

ATOMIC HOMEFRONT

ATOMIC HOMEFRONT
Director: Rebecca Cammisa
NYC PREMIERE

A citizens’ movement confronts government bureaucracy to uncover the atomic secrets of St. Louis, Missouri in order to keep their families safe.

BALTIMORE RISING

BALTIMORE RISING
Director: Sonja Sohn

Actress Sonja Sohn (HBO’s THE WIRE) returns to Baltimore in her directorial debut to chronicle the city in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death.

MANKILLER

MANKILLER
Director: Valerie Red-Horse Mohl
NYC PREMIERE

Wilma Mankiller rose from poverty to become the first female chief of the Cherokee nation, battling rampant sexism, political rivals and health challenges.

NOTHING WITHOUT US: THE WOMEN WHO WILL END AIDS
Director: Harriet Hirshorn
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Female activists, scientists and scholars in the US and Africa demonstrate the vital role that women have played – and continue to play – in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING

THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING
Director: Mila Turajlic
NYC PREMIERE

A locked door in her family’s Belgrade home provides the gateway to understanding the filmmaker’s remarkable mother and Serbia’s tumultuous political inheritance.

QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION

QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION
Director: Yony Leyser
NYC PREMIERE

Misfits in both the mainstream gay and homophobic punk scenes, Bruce LaBruce and GB Jones invented a radical underground subculture that spread around the world.

UNFRACTURED

UNFRACTURED
Director: Chanda Chevannes
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Shot over the last year of the historic grassroots fight against fracking in New York state, a raw, intimate look at biologist and activist Sandra Steingraber.

ZERO WEEKS

ZERO WEEKS
Director: Ky Dickens
NYC PREMIERE

In most countries, workers have paid leave and job security to care for a newborn or family emergency – but not in the US, costing us all a heavy price.

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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