Docs in Focus: Trailers

Docs in Focus: Trailers

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Docs in Focus: Trailers
  • 5 Broken Cameras - Trailer

    Guy Davidi & Emad Burnat • Palestine-Israel • A personal portrait of life in the occupied West Bank.

    A personal portrait of life in the occupied West Bank––a Palestinian farmer turned filmmaker documents life in his West Bank village as Israeli settlements grow closer and closer.

    A testament to...

  • A Good Day to Die - Trailer


    David Mueller and Lynn Salt • USA • 2010 • The rise and fall of the American Indian Movement.

    A Good Day to Die chronicles a movement that started a revolution and inspired a nation.

    By recounting the life story of Dennis Banks, the Native American who co-founded the American Ind...

  • A Sinner in Mecca - Trailer

    Parvez Sharma is a middle-aged man, Muslim and gay. His whole life he has aspired to complete the Hajj, Islam's great pilgramage to Saudi Arabia. Not only is homosexuality forbidden in Mecca: so is filming. With a hidden camera, Sharma embarks on a stunning journey inside the holy city.

    At on...

  • American Mystic - Trailer


    Alex Mar • USA • 2010 • Three young Americans have chosen the fringes of alternative religion.

    Chuck lives in the South Dakota badlands. While he and his wife struggle to make ends meet, they find meaning in their Lakota Sioux heritage, making great effort to preserve their rituals,...

  • Anthropocene: The Human Epoch - Trailer


    Canada • Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier & Edward Burtynsky • 2018

    Humanity's damage to ecological systems becomes poignantly clear.

    In 2016, a group of scientists known as the Anthropocene Working Group declared the end of the Holocene—a geological epoch that had character...

  • Armadillo - Trailer

    Mads and Daniel are Danish soldiers, stationed amidst NATO forces at Camp Armadillo in Afghanistan’s Hemland Province. With Taliban fighters a stone’s throw away, these young men live a rarified existence–sharing moments of camaraderie with their platoon within the relative safety of the militar...

  • Born to Be - Trailer


    Tania Cypriano • USA • 2020 • Inside the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

    New York's Mount Sinai Hospital houses the groundbreaking Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, a mecca for quality gender-affirming care. Here Dr. Jess Ting works with transgend...

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    The entire fabric of contemporary society is underpinned by the phenomenon of capital. Wealth equals power, and power determines social relations. Or so Thomas Piketty would have you think. The rock-star French economist’s scathing history of modern capital begins in the 1700s–when the average...

  • Concerning Violence - Trailer

    // Presented as part of March's Docs in Focus III Series //

    Göran Hugo Olsson / 2014, Sundance Film Festival, BAMcinemafest, Berlin, Busan, CPH:DOX, DocAviv, Göteborg, Hong Kong, IDFA - International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, Indielisboa, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festiv...

  • Dawson City: Frozen Time - Trailer

    // Presented as part of April's Docs in Focus II Series //

    Bill Morrison / 2016, Venice, BAFICI - Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, BFI London, Doclisboa, Dublin, FICUNAM, Göteborg, !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival, Melbourne, New York, NYT Critics' Pi...

  • Down a Dark Stairwell - Trailer


    Ursula Liang • USA • 2020 • Two communities caught in the divisive politics of police violence.

    In November 2014, Chinese-American police officer Peter Liang was dispatched to a Brooklyn community housing building. Performing a vertical patrol in a darkened stairwell, he accidental...

  • Epicentro - Trailer

    Hubert Sauper • France, Austria • 2020

    In 1898, the U.S.S. Maine sank in Havana Harbor, triggering the Spanish-American war. Cuba has since experienced imperialism in many forms, shaping the fabric of its society. Young Prophets populate the screen—schoolchildren versed in histories Cubans have ...

  • Fire at Sea - Trailer


    Gianfranco Rosi • 2016 • Italy

    A small fishing town emerges as the nexus of the refugee crisis.

    Halfway between Sicily and the coast of Tunisia lies a tiny island with a dwindling full-time population of several thousand. As the island denizens go about their business, distress si...

  • Golden Kingdom - Trailer


    Brian Perkins • Myanmar-USA • 2015 • Four orphans living in a Myanmar monastery come of age.

    Four orphans live in a Buddhist monastery in northeast Myanmar. Surrounded by verdant hills and distant mountains, their lives are idyllic until the departure of the head monk on a long jour...

  • Homeland: Iraq Year Zero - Trailer

    Filmmaker Abbas Fahdel traveled home from France two weeks before the 2002 American invasion of Iraq. Interviewing friends, family members, and neighbors, he encountered a populace bracing for war, encountering shortages of food, water, and basic goods even before the soldiers arrived. A year l...

  • How to Change the World - Trailer


    Jerry Rothwell • Canada • 2015 Filmmaker • Jerry Rothwell examines the early days of Greenpeace.

    A wily gang of artists, scientists, and draft-dodgers set their sights on halting a series of atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska. With the whale-hunting industry as their next target,...

  • I Touched All Your Stuff - Trailer


    M. Bühler & M. Mariani • Brazil • 2014 • A riveting true crime story set in a a prison in São Paulo

    A prison in São Paulo, Brazil. Researching criminals for a documentary, two Brazilian directors happen upon Christopher Kirk, an unassuming American with a secret to tell. As they dive...

  • Khodorkovsky - Trailer

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s life has followed a peculiar trajectory–from the top of Russian society, to a Siberian prison. His meteoric rise tracked alongside that of Putin and his sycophants amidst the cowboy capitalism characterizing post-Soviet Russia, first as the proprietor of the nation’s first...

  • Makala - Trailer

    Kabwita Kasongo is 28 years old, living in the Congo with his wife and young daughters. His dream is to somehow earn enough money to buy a plot of land where he can build his family a home. Having felled an enormous hardwood tree, he bakes the wood in an earthen oven and harvests charcoal (maka...

  • Monk With a Camera - Trailer

    // Presented as part of April's Docs in Focus II Series //

    Guido Santi & Tina Mascara / 2014, Ashland Independent, Cleveland, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Hot Docs, IDFA - Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, Palm Springs, ReFrame Film Festival, Sedona / 91'

    Nicholas Vree...

  • Obit. - Trailer


    Vanessa Gould • USA • 2017 • Inside an award-winning team of obituary writers.

    How to fit a life into 1,000 words? The obituary writers at the New York Times race against the clock to cull details, weaving decades of personal and professional history into a compelling digest of sing...

  • Of Fathers and Sons - Trailer

  • Putin's Kiss - Trailer

    Lise Birk Pedersen • Denmark, U.S. • 2011

    Before Nashi, teenage Masha had a pretty average middle-class life in Russia. At 16 she joined the democratic, anti-fascist and anti-oligarch-capitalist political youth movement, working her way up to leadership roles and eventually becoming the host of...

  • Rabin, the Last Day - Trailer

    // Presented as part of April's Docs in Focus II Series //
    Amos Gitaï / 2015, Venice, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Cinepolitica International Film Festival, CPH:DOX, Festival d'Avignon, Hong Kong, Jewish International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary, Munich, Nuremberg, Seville, Toronto, Vienna / 1...