DOC NYC 2019

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Midnight Traveler Midnight Traveler
Midnight Traveler and Advocate
Advocate (Country: Israel, Canada, Switzerland; Year: 2019; Director: Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaïche)
Biographical documentary about Lea Tsemel who defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants.
Cold Case Hammarskjöld (Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Mads Brügger; Writer: Mads Brügger; Stars: Göran Björkdahl, Mads Brügger, Göran Björkdahl, Mads Brügger)
Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a crime far worse than killing the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The Fourth Kingdom: The Kingdom Of Plastics (El Cuarto Reino: El Reino De Los Plasticos) (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Àlex Lora Cercos)
Observational documentary about a recycling centre/community space in Brooklyn.
Hope Frozen (Country: Thailand; Year: 2018; Director: Pailin Wedel; Writer: Nina Ijäs, Pailin Wedel)
Documentary about a family whose two-year-old was diagnosed with terminal cancer and their efforts to save her, including a turn to cryogenics after her death.
Midnight Family (Country: Mexico, US; Year: 2019; Director: Luke Lorentzen; Writer: Luke Lorentzen)
In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a for-profit ambulance, competing with other unlicensed EMTs for patients in need of urgent care. In this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.
Midnight Family Midnight Family
Midnight Family and Hope Frozen
Midnight Traveler (Midnight Traveller) (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Hassan Fazili)
When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.
Sea Of Shadows (Country: Austria; Year: 2018; Director: Richard Ladkani; Stars: Carlos Loret de Mola, Andrea Crosta, Jack Hutton, Alan Valverde, Javier Valverde, Cynthia Smith, Carlos Loret de Mola, Andrea Crosta, Jack Hutton, Alan Valverde, Javier Valverde, Cynthia Smith)
The vaquita, the world's smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the "cocaine of the sea". Environmental activists, Mexican navy and undercover investigators are fighting back against this illegal multi-million-dollar business.
News

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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Abertoir
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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
International film festival with a particular focus on Eurasian cinema

Made In Prague
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DOC NYC
Celebration of documentary film

French Film Festival
27th edition of the celebration of French-language film

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