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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Fed up with misdeeds committed by Chicago law enforcement and a political system unwilling to hold anyone accountable, two millennial Black women take action.
Missing In Brooks County
Missing In Brooks County
Just 70 miles north of the Mexican-US border is a land haunted by ghosts. Brooks County, Texas is a barren landscape designed as a deterrent to illegal crossings, but people continue to attempt to cross, and many die trying.
A Crime On The Bayou
A Crime On The Bayou
The story of a lasting bond formed between an unjustly arrested Black man, Gary Duncan, and Richard Sobol, his young Jewish attorney.
Lift Like A Girl
Lift Like A Girl
In a dilapidated corner of Alexandria, an exceptional community of young female weightlifters is trained by the grumpy yet charismatic Captain Ramadan.
Dick Johnson Is Dead
Dick Johnson Is Dead
With this inventive portrait, a cameraperson seeks a way to keep her 86-year-old father alive forever. Utilising moviemaking magic and her family’s dark humour, she celebrates Dr Dick Johnson’s last years by staging fantasies of death and beyond. Together, dad and daughter confront the great inevitability awaiting us all.
Big Vs Small
Big Vs Small
Profile of big-wave surfer Joana Andrade.
Enemies Of The State
Enemies Of The State
When their hacker son is targeted by the US Government, the DeHarts will do anything to protect him.
Fox Rich fights for her husband’s release from jail, after he is sentenced to 60 years of incarceration for a bank robbery, a crime she also served time for in the Nineties.
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.
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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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