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America’s largest documentary festival has announced the full line-up for its seventh edition, running from November 10-17. The line-up includes 18 world premieres and 19 US premieres.

The festival will open with Matt Tyrnauer's Citizen Jane: Battle For The City and close with Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, directed by John Scheinfeld.

In addition to the feature films below, there is a shorts programme.

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I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro
Essay film based on James Baldwin's writing about the story of race in modern America.
The Lure
The Lure
The story of an eccentric millionaire's buried treasure and those who are searching for it.
Cameraperson
Cameraperson
Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson documents her career working with filmmakers.
Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox
The 2007 murder of a British exchange student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy is a case study in the vagaries of crime and punishment.
Life, Animated
Life, Animated
The story of an autistic man who was able to reconnect with his family via Disney films.
The Islands And The Whales
The Islands And The Whales
The relationship between the Faroe Islands and whales.
Finding Oscar
Finding Oscar
The search for justice after the state-sponsored Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala.
OJ: Made In America
OJ: Made In America
More than 20 years later, Ezra Edelman revisits not only OJ Simpson's infamous "trial of the century," but the story of his entire life.
95 And 6 To Go
95 And 6 To Go
In this affectionate portrait, the filmmaker finds an unlikely creative collaborator in her 90-year-old grandfather.
Borderline
Borderline
A portrait of a New Yorker living with Borderline Personality Disorder as she seeks self acceptance and recovery.
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DOC NYC Features

Recollections of James Baldwin
Gay Talese on the man behind the legend and I Am Not Your Negro.
Framing the shot
Kirsten Johnson on Cameraperson and the importance of contradictions.
Making a splash
Lara Stolman on Swim Team and getting to know the Jersey Hammerheads.
'The opposite of a victim'
Julie Sokolow on Woman On Fire and the story of Brooke Guinan.
Elephants in crisis
Richard Ladkani talks about The Ivory Game and the threat of extinction.
Making the Short List
Thom Powers on DOC NYC choices and discussions.
In search of Gertrude Bell
Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum on Letters From Baghdad.
The art of festival planning
From baby elephants to Bert Berns with DOC NYC's Thom Powers.
DOC NYC encore highlights
David Lynch: The Art Life, The Ivory Game, Le Concours and Letters From Baghdad.
Looking ahead to DOC NYC
Artistic Director Thom Powers on some of the treats coming up.
DOC NYC 2016: early bird highlights
Citizen Jane: Battle For The City; Miss Sharon Jones!; Life, Animated and Fire At Sea.
Mysterious island
Gianfranco Rosi on the Lampedusa crisis and uniting two worlds in Fire At Sea.

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