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Al Djanat - The Original Paradise
Al Djanat - The Original Paradise
A Burkinabè documentarist returns to her homeland to grapple with the consequences of her influential uncle's passing.
How To Have An American Baby
How To Have An American Baby
A look into the booming shadow economy catering to pregnant Chinese tourists who travel to America to give birth in order to obtain US citizenship for their babies.
Into The Shaolin
Into The Shaolin
Portrait of the Shaolin Monastery, where Buddhist peace and enlightenment are pursued through the practice of martial arts.
Mediha is a member of the Yazidi ethnic and religious minority. She’s also the survivor of an ISIS-orchestrated genocide in 2014. Through video diaries, Mediha provides an intimate account of her grief and trauma.
Is There Anybody Out There?
Is There Anybody Out There?
While navigating daily discrimination, a filmmaker who inhabits and loves her unusual body searches the world for another person like her, and explores what it takes to love oneself fiercely despite the pervasiveness of ableism.
Searching For Nika
Searching For Nika
A Ukrainian filmmaker ventures into his war-torn country hoping to find his dog.
Garland Jeffreys: The King Of In Between
Garland Jeffreys: The King Of In Between
An in-depth look at the underrated career of an idiosyncratic New York singer-songwriter.
The Disappearance Of Shere Hite
The Disappearance Of Shere Hite
Shere Hite’s 1976 bestselling book, The Hite Report, liberated the female orgasm by revealing the most private experiences of thousands of anonymous survey respondents. Her findings rocked the American establishment and presaged current conversations about gender, sexuality, and bodily autonomy. So how did Shere Hite disappear?
Anthology documentary dissects viral media and its offline aftermath.
James Hamilton's compelling photographic journey through five decades of New York's cultural evolution.
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DOC NYC Features

A bygone era
Jeff Zimbalist on Germaine Greer, Betty Friedan, Susan Sontag, Gloria Steinem, Gore Vidal and How To Come Alive With Norman Mailer
You see it and feel it
Liv Ullmann on Ingmar Bergman, Tove Ditlevsen, Laurence Olivier and Faithless
Bridging the divide
Amy Nicholson on DOC NYC highlight Happy Campers
Owning it
Claire Jeffreys and Ed Bahlman on Garland Jeffreys: The King Of In Between
Stories of hope
Beth Lane on DOC NYC highlight UnBroken
Where my heart is
Liv Ullmann on Ingmar Bergman, Henrik Ibsen, Bertolt Brecht, fairy tales and Liv Ullmann: A Road Less Travelled
The roller-coaster life of a man
Jeff Zimbalist on Invisible Beauty and How To Come Alive With Norman Mailer
The past looking to the future
Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum on Loïe Fuller and Obsessed With Light
Summoning and questioning the past
Kaouther Ben Hania on Tunisia’s Oscar submission Four Daughters
Cinema as a means of resurrection
Maite Alberdi on Pablo Larrain, Raul Ruiz and The Eternal Memory
Jumping to it
Daniel McCabe on capturing a world of insects and commerce for Grasshopper Republic
Reuben Hamlyn on non-consensual deepfake pornography and Another Body
Heat and light
Anna Hints on capturing the soul of the Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
'It became so much more personal than I was expecting'
Ella Glendining chats about Sundance doc Is There Anybody Out There?


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