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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Portrait of Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is serving a prison sentence of 38 years in Iran for representing women who protested the country’s mandatory hijab law.
Boys State
Boys State
In an unusual experiment, a thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up.
Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard's documentary explores the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Letter
The Letter
In an increasingly common scheme to steal their land, land-owning Kenyan elders are being accused of witchcraft by younger family members and sent away. Responding to a bizarre Facebook message that his beloved grandmother is killing children, Karisa visits his family compound in rural Kenya to investigate.
The Reason I Jump
The Reason I Jump
Based on the book by Naoki Higashida this immersive film explores the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people around the world.
Beautiful Something Left Behind
Beautiful Something Left Behind
New Jersey’s Good Grief counseling center offers a holistic approach to mourning. This film offers a child's perspective of grief.
Through The Night
Through The Night
Documentary examining the emotional toll of our modern economy on families, told through the lens of a 24-hour daycare centre in Westchester, New York.
Dear Santa
Dear Santa
The story of the United States Postal Service Operation Santa programme that aims to make children's wishes come true.
The Social Dilemma
The Social Dilemma
Consideration of the downsides of social networking.
Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane McGowan
Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane McGowan
Documentary about The Pogues frontman.
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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


Inventor attends Museum of Tolerance film discussion
Eddy Goldfarb reflects on a career in sonar

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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