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

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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