DOC NYC 2015

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All Rise (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Jay Shapiro, Jeffrey Saunders)
Modeled on the International Criminal Court of Justice, the Jessup is a prestigious simulated court competition that offers a sneak peek at the international leaders of the future. This documentary tracks students trying to make their mark there.
The Babushkas Of Chernobyl (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Anne Bogart, Holly Morris)
Portrait of a group of women who returned to the exclusion zone near the disaster-struck nuclear plant and have lived there ever since.
Bolshoi Babylon (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Nick Read, Mark Franchetti; Stars: Maria Alexandrova, Maria Allash, Sergei Filin, Anatoliy Iksanov, Anastasiya Meskova, Vladimir Urin)
A behind-the-scenes look at Moscow's prestigious Bolshoi Theatre as it's rocked by an acid-attack scandal in 2013.
Kingdom Of Shadows (Country: Mexico, US; Year: 2015; Director: Bernardo Ruiz; Writer: Bernardo Ruiz)
Documenting the human cost of the Mexican drug wars on either side of the border.
On The Rim Of The Sky (Country: Germany, China; Year: 2014; Director: Hongjie Xu; Writer: Hongjie Xu)
A generational clash in a small Chinese village after a young revolutionary brings change.
Tocando La Luz (Country: US, Cuba; Year: 2015; Director: Jennifer Redfearn)
Three women, united by blindness and a desire for independence, guide us through Cuba’s current economic and social landscape while pursuing their dreams.

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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