DOC NYC 2017

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Soufra Soufra
Soufra and Armed With Faith
Armed With Faith (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Geeta Gandbhir, Asad Faruqi), Official Site
The day to day fight of the Pakistani Bomb Disposal Unit.
North American premiere
Ask The Sexpert (Country: US, India; Year: 2017; Director: Vaishali Sinha)
Documentary about a nonagenarian and his long-time newspaper column offering sex advice.
NYC premiere
A Better Man (Country: Canada; Year: 2017; Director: Lawrence Jackman, Attiya Khan; Writer: Lawrence Jackman, Attiya Khan)
While they were a couple, Steve exposed Attiya to terrifying daily verbal and physical abuse. Twenty years later, they revisit their relationship.
US premiere
Cuba And The Cameraman (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Jon Alpert)
Portrait of Cuba, following the lives of Fidel Castro and three Cuban families affected by his policies over the last four decades.
NYC premiere
Island Soldier (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Nathan Fitch)
The untold story of Micronesian citizens fighting America's wars.
NYC premiere
Lovesick (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Ann S Kim, Priya Giri Desai)
In India, where marriage is a must but AIDS carries a stigma, what are HIV-positive people to do?
World premiere
The Pink House (Country: Australia; Year: 2017; Director: Sascha Ettinger-Epstein; Writer: Sascha Ettinger-Epstein, Claire Haywood)
Story of the oldest working brothel in the remote gold-mining town of Kalgoorlie, Australia, and the threat to its existence.
International premiere
Soufra (Country: US, Singapore, Lebanon; Year: 2017; Director: Thomas A Morgan; Writer: Mohammed el Manasterly, Thomas A Morgan; Stars: Mariam AlShaar)
The story of a woman launching a catering company in a refugee camp.
North American premiere

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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