America’s largest documentary festival has announced the full line-up for its ninth edition, running from November 8-15. The line-up includes 42 world premieres.

John Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm will open the festival and it will close with Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists, directed by Jonathan Alter.

In addition to the feature films below, there is a shorts programme and a number of industry events.

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DOC NYC Latest Reviews

On Her Shoulders
On Her Shoulders
A Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor, 23-year-old Nadia Murad is determined to tell the world her story. As her journey leads down paths of advocacy and fame, she becomes the voice of her people and their best hope to spur the world to action.
The Cat Rescuers
Volunteer rescuers who help feral and abandoned cats in Brooklyn.
Family In Transition
The story of a family in Israel and the impact on them of the father's decision to transition.
Inside Lehman Brothers
Inside Lehman Brothers
An autopsy of what led to the largest bankruptcy filing in US history.
See Know Evil
See Know Evil
Born to a family of celebrated fashion photographers, and with a terminal disease that gave him a fearless approach to life and art, Davide Sorrenti took 1990s New York City by storm. This is his story.
Under The Wire
Under The Wire
Story of the final, fatal mission of war correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy.
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Documentary about the US public TV children's show host who had a lasting influence.
Reversing Roe
Reversing Roe
A look at campaigning aiming to overturn the US' Roe vs. Wade ruling on abortion, and efforts to defend it.
False Confessions
False Confessions
A documentary looking at why and how people confess to crimes they didn't commit.
People's Republic Of Desire
People's Republic Of Desire
A documentary exploring live streaming, fame and fandom in China.
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DOC NYC Features

Into the future through the past
Rupert Maconick in conversation on Takumi: A 60,000 Hour Story On the Survival Of Human Craft
Taking control
Desirae Brown on The 5 Browns: Digging Through The Darkness
DOC NYC early bird highlights
Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word, The Biggest Little Farm, The Eyes Of Orson Welles and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
After the carnival
Wim Wenders on symbols of Catholicism and Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word
These are the words
Wim Wenders on his first meeting for Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word
Musical triplets
Composer Paul Saunderson on scoring Three Identical Strangers
Shooting in a warzone
Talal Derki on the dangers of filming Of Fathers And Sons, and why it was important to do it.

DOC NYC News

DOC NYC Lifetime Achievement Awards announced
Wim Wenders and Orlando Bagwell are recipients
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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