DOC NYC 2017

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EuroTrump (Wilders) (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Nick Hampson, Stephen Robert Morse; Writer: Stephen Robert Morse, Maria Springer; Stars: Geert Wilders)
Documentary about right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders and his bid to become prime minister.
North American premiere
Insha'Allah Democracy (Country: US, UK, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates; Year: 2017; Director: Mohammed Naqvi; Writer: Mohammed Naqvi; Stars: Benazir Bhutto, Pervez Musharraf, Nawaz Sharif)
With the filmmaker about to vote in Pakistan for the first time, he questions whether democracy is fully possible in the country.
North American premiere
Playing God (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Karin Jurschick; Stars: Ken Feinberg)
Profile of the US compensation specialist who has to assess claims to victims of national disasters.
US premiere
Recruiting For Jihad (Den Norske Islamisten) (Country: Norway; Year: 2017; Director: Adel Khan Farooq, Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen; Writer: Adel Khan Farooq, Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen; Stars: Adel Khan Farooq, Ubaydullah Hussain, Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen)
The story of Ubaydullah Hussain, an extremist who recruited for ISIS in Norway and the subsequent questions raised about freedom of the press, when the filmmakers' footage was seized.
NYC premiere
Sky & Ground (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Talya Tibbon, Joshua Bennett), Official Site
Following a Syrian-Kurdish family as they become refugees from Aleppo.
World premiere
The Spiral (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Laura Fairrie)
Anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and physical and verbal assaults against Jews are on the rise throughout Europe, particularly in France. This documentary looks at its affect on the community.
US 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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