The eleventh edition of DOC NYC is running online from November 11-19 and available to viewers across the US. The 2020 festival includes 107 feature-length documentaries.

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The Walrus And The Whistleblower
The Walrus And The Whistleblower
The story of an animal trainer turned whistleblower and the walrus he loves.
The Meaning Of Hitler
The Meaning Of Hitler
Historians and writers explore what Hitler means in the current waves of white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and the weaponisation of history and weigh in on the lasting impact of his virulent ideology.
Things We Dare Not Do
Things We Dare Not Do
A profile of a Mexican trans teenager on the cusp of adulthood.
I Am Greta
I Am Greta
Profile of the teenage Swedish climate activist.
Calendar Girl
Calendar Girl
Ruth Finley has been the queen of the fashion industry since the 1930s. As a young mother, Ruth created the iconic pink Fashion Calendar, a publication that continues to organise and marshal American fashion today.
Ronnie's
Ronnie's
A chronicle of the life of saxophonist Ronnie Scott, from poor, Jewish kid growing up in 1940s East End, London to the owner of the legendary night club, Ronnie’s.
Collective
Collective
Documentary considering the aftermath of a nightclub fire that exposed deep corruption in the Romanian healthcare system.
A La Calle
A La Calle
Capturing the spirit of resistance and protest in Venezuela
9to5: The Story Of A Movement
9to5: The Story Of A Movement
Story of a Seventies movement that saw gender equality campaigning and workers' rights activism intersect.
Songs Of Repression
Songs Of Repression
Considering the lasting trauma of decades of abuse in a German religious community in Chile.
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DOC NYC Features

Imaginary reality
Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker on memorial culture and The Meaning Of Hitler
DOC NYC encore highlights
Gunda, Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide, Calendar Girl, The Meaning Of Hitler and In My Own Time: A Portrait Of Karen Dalton
Archiving fashion history
Christian D Bruun on Calendar Girl, Ruth Finley and The Met’s Costume Institute
DOC NYC highlights
Five films to catch at this year's edition
Nature boy
Malia Scharf and Max Basch on Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide
Sniffing out secrets
Directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw chat about their documentary The Truffle Hunters
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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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