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2016, documentary films by title (32)

A REPORT ABOUT MINA
Dir: Kaveh Mazaheri, Iran, 54 min, 2014, Documentary
Mina lives in the slums and ruins of Tehran and has decorated the ruined walls with items she has collected and she is the godmother of dogs, the... more »
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AFTER THE FAIR
Dir: Ryan Ritchey, United States, 102 min, 2014, Documentary
In 1964, the world gathered in Queens. People came together and demonstrated technology, ideas, and cultures that continue to influence our lives to... more »
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BIG VOICE
Dir: Varda Bar-Kar, United States, 83 min, 2015, Documentary
BIG VOICE chronicles a year in the life of a determined public high school choir director who overcomes challenges to push his students to achieve... more »
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BOULEVARD'S END
Dir: Nora Fingscheidt, United States, 15 min, 2015, Documentary
At the end of Washington Boulevard, where Los Angeles’ streets merge into the ocean, the Venice Pier begins. The rough concrete pier braves Pacific... more »
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CHRISTOPHER'S GARDEN
Dir: William Torgerson, United States, 11 min, 2014, Documentary
In the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina, an artist named Christopher Mello has made a darkly beautiful garden that includes wha... more »
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COMING AND GOING
Dir: Tianlin Xu, United States, 89 min, 2015, Documentary
Two orphaned teenage brothers leave their remote mountain village behind to seek their fortune in two separate major cities. Meanwhile, their young... more »
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CUBICLES
Dir: Riz Nasim, Canada, 21 min, 2015, Documentary
'Cubicles' depicts the issue of child labor escalating due to poverty, lack of education, unavailability of government support and so on. In develop... more »
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GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM
Dir: Todd & Jedd Wider, United States, 97 min, 2015, Documentary
Well-educated, New Hampshire mother, Linda Bishop, was determined to stay free of the mental health system after her early release from a 3 year com... more »
full details quick view trailer winner: Best Cinematography In A Documentary & Best Feature Documentary Director
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HANKA'S TATTOO
Dir: Elaine Vedette Tack, United States, 15 min, 2015, Documentary
Seventy five years after his mother was branded at Auschwitz, a New York City Doctor gets his mothers tattoo and so does his 23 year old daughter. A... more »
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I AM HAITI
Dir: Raúl de la Fuente, Haiti, 66 min, 2014, Documentary
In Haiti, ancestors say if something is foretold, it will happen no matter how, and nobody can change that. Artist Celeur is inspired by his Voodoo... more »
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IN THE HOLLOW
Dir: Austin Bunn, United States, 15 min, 2015, Documentary
In May 1988, girlfriends Claudia Brenner and Rebecca Wight were attacked while hiking the Appalachian Trail by a 'mountain man' named Stephen Roy Ca... more »
full details quick view trailer winner: Best Short Documentary
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IN THE IMAGE: PALESTINIAN WOMEN CAPTURE THE OCCUPATION
Dir: Emmy Scharlatt & Judith Montell, United States, 60 min, 2014, Documentary
In the Image: Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation follows a group of Palestinian women on the West Bank--showing their daily struggles in a per... more »
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IRWIN COREY: INTERVIEWING A LEGEND
Dir: Gabe Rodriguez, United States, 9 min, 2015, Documentary
A documentary about a 102 year old comedian who has always been on the fringes of mainstream culture... more »
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IT HAPPENED IN HAVANA; A YIDDISH LOVE STORY
Dir: Judy Schiller, United States, 27 min, 2014, Documentary
He didn't speak Spanish. She didn't speak English. After 61 years of marriage he was still on his honeymoon. In Forest Hills, Queens, a couple sits... more »
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J. MORGAN PUETT: A PRACTICE OF BE(E)ING
Dir: Roderick Angle, United States, 9 min, 2015, Documentary
J. Morgan Puett is an internationally renowned artist living on a 95-acre compound in the deciduous forests of northeastern Pennsylvania. Touching... more »
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JULIO OF JACKSON HEIGHTS
Dir: Richard Shpuntoff, United States, 90 min, 2016, Documentary
Julio Rivera, a Bronx-born Puerto Rican hustler, was murdered in a schoolyard in Jackson Heights, Queens on July 2, 1990, by three young men looking... more »
full details quick view trailer winner: Special Prize For Social Impact In Documentary
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LAST DAY OF A HOUSE
Dir: Lourdes de los Santos, Cuba, 14 min, 2015, Documentary
A poem of Dulce Maria Loynaz and the history of a House of Jardin, her novel.... more »
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MARZIA, MY FRIEND
Dir: Kirsi Mattila, Finland, 80 min, 2015, Documentary
"Marzia, My Friend" is the story of an Afghan woman in her twenties who - just like all young people - dreams of love, freedom and an interesting jo... more »
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MIND/GAME: THE UNQUIET JOURNEY OF CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW
Dir: Rick Goldsmith, United States, 56 min, 2015, Documentary
She was hailed as the “female Michael Jordan.” A 3-time NCAA champion and Number One draft pick in the WNBA, Chamique Holdsclaw seemed destined for... more »
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MODERN RUIN: A WORLD'S FAIR PAVILION
Dir: Matthew Silva, United States, 77 min, 2015, Documentary
The New York State Pavilion, once the shining symbol of the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, now sits as a haunting reminder of what became of the age... more »
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MY FATHER'S HOUSE
Dir: David Greenwald, United States, 29 min, 2015, Documentary
From his boyhood home in Queens to his father’s boyhood home in Eastern Europe, filmmaker David Greenwald takes you through a multi-generational jou... more »
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NEW GENERATION QUEENS: A ZANZIBAR SOCCER STORY
Dir: Megan Shutzer, United States, 55 min, 2015, Documentary
This feature documentary is the story of Zanzibar's women's soccer team, the New Generation Queens. The movie examines the history and culture aroun... more »
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ONE MILLION STEPS
Dir: Eva Stotz, Germany, 20 min, 2015, Documentary
A tap dancer performs, while elsewhere people run from the tear gas of the police. Two worlds apart ̶ if it wasn't for an unexpected opening i... more »
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POMONOK DREAMS
Dir: Terry Katz, United States, 60 min, 2015, Documentary
It was just after World War II. Our boys were home from the war and starting families. Affordable housing was a priority, so the New York City Hous... more »
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REUNIFICATION
Dir: Alvin Tsang, United States, 85 min, 2015, Documentary
As he examines the legacy of his family’s immigration to Los Angeles from Hong Kong—fraught with vulnerabilities and betrayal and splintered with ec... more »
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REVIVING NEPAL BHASA
Dir: Sam Shakya, United States, 29 min, 2015, Documentary
'Reviving Nepal Bhasa' is a story of the an indigenous group of people of Nepal who are called Newars. They are considered the original inhabitants... more »
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SAVING JAMAICA BAY
Dir: David Sigal, United States, 76 min, 2016, Documentary
Jamaica Bay. It’s a place you’ve probably never heard of. For more than a century, it’s where New Yorkers put the things they didn’t want. Garbage.... more »
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THE DOG WALKERS OF BUENOS AIRES
Dir: Peter Wilson, Australia, 30 min, 2015, Documentary
The art of walking 25 dogs at once and a 4 wheeled bicycle for our 4 legged best friend: the untold story of the Dog Walkers of Buenos Aires. Put a... more »
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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO CHARLIE
Dir: David Bussan, United States, 56 min, 2015, Documentary
The Gospel According to Charlie concerns the gay, outsider artist Charlie Van Ness. Over the course of eight years, we see Charlie's journey from cr... more »
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THE LADIES
Dir: Tyler Zoanni, United States, 13 min, 2015, Documentary
For 50 years, a group of Ukrainian women has gathered in New York's East Village to make dumplings for their church. This observational short offers... more »
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WITH LOVE
Dir: Christopher Ludgate, United States, 34 min, 2015, Documentary
A unique and inspirational vérité love letter doc that gives a first-hand inside look into NYC's secular historic grass-roots organization, God's Lo... more »
full details quick view trailer winner: Best Short Documentary Director
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YOU SEE ME
Dir: Linda J. Brown, United States, 71 min, 2015, Documentary
Filmmaker Linda Brown's father embodied 1960s masculinity. But when a devastating stroke leaves him vulnerable and dependent, Linda decides to confr... more »
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