2018 DOC NYC in Focus: Fight the Power

I AM THE REVOLUTION

Festival:
DOC NYC

Dates:
November 8-15

Section:
Fight the Power, films on activism:

BEI BEI
Directors: Rose Rosenblatt, Marion Lipschutz
NYC PREMIERE

In Indiana, the murder trial of Chinese immigrant Bei Bei Shuai poses a disturbing legal precedent for terminating a pregnancy.

BLEED OUT
Director: Steve Burrows
WORLD PREMIERE

In this legal drama meets medical mystery, Steve Burrows seeks justice for his mother, who suffers catastrophic complications after routine surgery.

BOYS WHO LIKE GIRLS
Director: Inka Achté
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

In the aftermath of the infamous Delhi gang rape, a man works to change the way Indian boys view females.

GRIT
Directors: Cynthia Wade, Sasha Friedlander
NYC PREMIERE

In East Java, Indonesia, a mother and daughter battle a corporation over a man-made catastrophe that’s displaced more than 60,000 people.

I AM THE REVOLUTION
Director: Benedetta Argentieri
WORLD PREMIERE

Three women in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria lead the fight for gender equality and freedom in this empowering portrait.

PATRIMONIO
Directors: Lisa F. Jackson, Sarah Teale
NYC PREMIERE

In Baja, Mexico, local fishermen face off against the development of a luxury resort, which will have a radical impact on the environment and on their livelihood.

THE RESCUE LIST
Directors: Alyssa Fedele, Zachary Fink
NYC PREMIERE

On Ghana’s Lake Volta, activists work to rescue victims of a child-slavery industry and help them transition back to normal life.

More Info:
For full descriptions, a list of expected guests, screening details, and to purchase tickets, click on the individual titles above, and follow links for ticketing, where still available. Note that anything indicating Rush Only may still have tickets available day-of at the venue. Or consider purchasing one of DOC NYC’s several Pass options for access to a variety of programming.

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