DOC NYC 2019

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Apollo 11 Apollo 11
Apollo 11 and Honeyland
American Factory (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert)
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring 2,000 blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
The Apollo (Year: 2019; Director: Roger Ross Williams; Writer: Cassidy Hartmann, Jean Tsien, Roger Ross Williams; Stars: Jamie Foxx, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Pharrell Williams, Jamie Foxx, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Pharrell Williams)
The history of Harlem's Apollo.
Apollo 11 (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Todd Douglas Miller)
A purely archival reconstruction of humanity’s first trip to another world, featuring never-before-seen 70mm footage and never-before-heard audio from the mission.
Ask Dr Ruth (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Ryan White)
A documentary portrait chronicling the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. As her 90th birthday approaches, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and her career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.
The Biggest Little Farm (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: John Chester; Writer: John Chester, Mark Monroe; Stars: John Chester, Molly Chester, John Chester, Molly Chester)
Filmmaker chronicles his own efforts and that of his wife, to trade in their city life for a small farm dream.
Knock Down The House Knock Down The House
Knock Down The House and For Sama
Diego Maradona (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Asif Kapadia)
Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centres on the career of celebrated football player Diego Maradona who played for SSC Napoli in the 1980s.
The Edge Of Democracy (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Petra Costa)
A cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis - the personal and political fuse to explore one of the most dramatic periods in Brazilian history. With unprecedented access to Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva, we witness their rise and fall and the tragically polarised nation that remains.
The Elephant Queen (Country: UK, Kenya; Year: 2018; Director: Mark Deeble, Victoria Stone; Writer: Mark Deeble)
Documentary about an elephant and her family.
For Sama (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Waad al-Khateab, Edward Watts)
A young woman's struggles with love, war and motherhood over the span of five years in Syria.
The Great Hack (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim; Writer: Karim Amer)
Data, arguably the world’s most valuable asset, is being weaponized to wage cultural and political wars. The dark world of data exploitation is uncovered through the unpredictable personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data story.
One Child Nation One Child Nation
One Child Nation and American Factory
Honeyland (Country: Republic of Macedonia; Year: 2019; Director: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov)
When nomadic beekeepers break Honeyland's basic rule (take half of the honey, but leave half to the bees), the last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance.
The Kingmaker (Country: United States; Year: 2019; Director: Lauren Greenfield; Writer: Lauren Greenfield; Stars: Imelda Marcos)
Documentary about the Marcos family and Imelda's continued influence on politics in the Philippines.
Knock Down The House (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Rachel Lears; Stars: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Joe Crowley, Paula Jean Swearengin, Amy Vilela, Isra Allison, Zoltan Boka, Saikat Chakrabarti, Jozette Figueredo, Shalynne Figueredo, Jo-Ann Floyd-Whitehead, Darryl Gray, John Iadarola, Keenan Korth, Joe Manchin III)
Four young Democratic candidates take on established incumbents in the US 2018 election.
One Child Nation (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jialing Zhang and Nanfu Wang)
After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.
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