DOC NYC 2018

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Colossus (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Jonathan Schienberg)
Portrait of a teenager who only discovered the rest of his family were undocumented after a routine traffic stop.
World premiere
Evelyn (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Orlando von Einsiedel)
The filmmaker and his family go on a walking holiday and consider the suicide of his brother a decade on from the tragedy.
International premiere
Family In Transition (Country: Israel; Year: 2018; Director: Ofir Trainin; Writer: Ofir Trainin; Stars: Amit Tsuk, Galit Tsuk, Amit Tsuk, Galit Tsuk)
The story of a family in Israel and the impact on them of the father's decision to transition.
International premiere
Global Family (Country: Germany, Canada, Ethiopia, Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Melanie Andernach, Andreas Köhler; Writer: Melanie Andernach, Andreas Köhler, Yael Reuveny)
Documentary about a transnational family drama, in which four generations of a refugee family each pursue their own dreams of family, home, and future.
US premiere
Little Miss Westie (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Dan Hunt, Joy E Reed)
Story of Ren, the first out transgirl to compete in the Little Miss Westie Pageant. Coaching her through the competition is her older brother Luca, who previously took part in the pageant when he lived as a girl.
World premiere
Refugee (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Alexander J Farrell; Stars: Sophia Glazunova, Ahmed Alali, Hamoudi Alali, Moustapha Ahmad, Nazem Alali, Rezan Rasheed, Kabanas Stratis, Rasha Abousalem, Raf'aa Alali, Sophia Glazunova, Ahmed Alali, Hamoudi Alali, Moustapha Ahmad, Nazem Alali, Rezan Rasheed)
Story of a Syrian refugee family's fight to be reunited.
World premiere
A Sister's Song (Country: Canada, Israel; Year: 2018; Director: Danae Elon; Writer: Danae Elon)
A sister attempts to reconnect with a sibling who became a nun 20 years previously.
NYC premiere
To Kid Or Not To Kid (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Maxine Trump; Writer: Maxine Trump)
Maxine Trump turns the camera on herself and her close circle of family and friends as she confronts the idea of not having kids.
World premiere
Tre Maison Dasan (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Denali Tiller; Stars: Tre Janson, Dasan Lopes, Maison Teixeira, Tre Janson, Dasan Lopes, Maison Teixeira)
A story of boyhood marked by the criminal justice system.
World premiere
Wrestling Ghosts (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Ana Sofia Joanes)
Follows the journey of a young mother, who, over two heart-breaking and inspiring years, battles the traumas from her past in order to create a new present and future for her and her family.
NYC premiere
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