DOC NYC 2018

View other DOC NYC Films by strand: American Perspectives, Behind The Scenes, Centerstage, Docs - Redux, In The System, International Perspectives, Jock Docs, Metropolis, Modern Family, Photography On Film, Portraits, Science Non-Fiction, Short List, Sonic Cinema, Special Events, True Love, Viewfinders, Wild Life

Bei Bei (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Rose Rosenblatt, Marion Lipschutz; Stars: Bei Bei Shuai, Linda Pence)
A depressed, pregnant Chinese immigrant is put on trial for the murder of her unborn child after attempting suicide.
Bleed Out (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Steve Burrows)
A young comedian takes on the might of a healthcare megacorp after his mother's hip replacement surgery goes wrong, causing a coma.
Boys Who Like Girls (Country: Finland; Year: 2018; Director: Inka Achté)
A documentary portrait of one man's work to change the attitudes of Indian boys towards girls in the hope of preventing future rapes and sexual assaults.
Grit (Country: US, Indonesia, Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Cynthia Wade, Sasha Friedlander)
In 2006 a rush of molten mud exploded in East Java, Indonesia, flooding 16 villages and displacing more than 60,000 people; 12 years later the hot sludge is still flowing. This documentary looks at one family's campaign to get justice from the corporation that triggered the disaster.
I Am The Revolution (Country: Italy, US; Year: 2018; Director: Benedetta Argentieri)
Three determined women in the Middle East lead the fight for gender equality and freedom in this empowering portrait of three agents of change: a politician, a political reformer who runs shelters for abused women, and the commander of the Syrian Democratic Army.
Patrimonio (Country: US, Mexico; Director: Lisa F Jackson, Sarah Teale)
In Baja, Mexico, a multinational developer plans to build an extensive wellness oasis, which will include nearly 4,500 homes and create a footprint that will engulf the local fishing community of Todos Santos. This documentary follows the fishermen fighting back.
The Rescue List (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Alyssa Fedele, Zachary Fink; Stars: Stephen Kwame Addo)
Surrounding Ghana’s Lake Volta — the largest man-made lake on Earth — is an active child-slavery industry. This documentary follows the activists - some of them former slaves themselves - who are working to bring it to an end.

59th New York Film Festival early bird highlights Futura, Jane By Charlotte, James Baldwin: From Another Place and The Velvet Underground

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Fantasia International Film Festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

The 48th edition of the San Francisco festival

Docs Ireland

Transilvania International Film Festival
Key international festival in Romania

In the Archive

Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.