DOC NYC 2016

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Letters From Baghdad Letters From Baghdad
Letters From Baghdad and Finding Oscar
Bezness As Usual (Country: Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia; Year: 2016; Director: Alex Pitstra)
The filmmaker, the product of a romance between a Dutch tourist and a Tunisian man, tries to reconnect with his father.
US premiere
Diving Into The Unknown (Country: Finland, Norway; Year: 2016; Director: Juan Reina; Writer: Juan Reina; Stars: Patrik Grönqvist, Kai Känkänen, Sami Paakkarinen, Vesa Rantanen)
The survivors of a cave accident risk their lives to bring the bodies of their friends to the surface.
US premiere
Finding Oscar (Country: US, Canada, Guatemala; Year: 2016; Director: Ryan Suffern; Writer: Mark Monroe, Ryan Suffern), Official Site
The search for justice after the state-sponsored Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala.
NYC premiere
Letters From Baghdad (Country: US, UK, France; Year: 2016; Director: Sabine Krayenbühl, Zeva Oelbaum; Stars: Ammar Haj Ahmad, Adam Astill, Tom Chadbon, Simon Chandler, Joanna David, Anthony Edridge, Michelle Eugene, Ahmed Hashimi, Andrew Havill, Michael Higgs, Jasper Jacob, Jürgen Kalwa, Hayat Kamille, Zaydum Khalad, Eric Loscheider)
The story of Gertrude Bell, who shaped the destiny of Iraq after the First World War.
North American premiere
The Peacemaker (Year: 2016; Director: James Demo)
A negotiator in crisis zones from Northern Ireland to Kosovo to Iraq struggles with his inner demons.
NYC premiere
Please Remember Me (Country: China; Year: 2015; Director: Qing Zhao; Writer: Violet Du Feng, Jean Tsien, Qing Zhao; Stars: Shuzheng Feng, Lou Weifang)
Octogenarians Feng and Lou have been inseparable for over 40 years, but aging and illness threaten their deep bond.
NYC premiere
Sacred (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Thomas Lennon)
Shot around the globe by 40 different teams of filmmakers, Sacred explores spirituality across cultures and religions.
North American premiere
Those Who Jump (Country: Denmark; Year: 2016; Director: Abou Bakar Sidibé, Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner; Writer: Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner)
First-hand account of an African migrant trying to reach Europe.
NYC premiere
Visitor's Day (Year: 2016; Director: Nicole Opper)
Juan Carlos spent years on the streets of Mexico City before finding his way to a unique group home for runaway boys.
NYC premiere
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Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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