October 13, 2022


NYC PREMIERE Rage. Anger. Shock. Fear. As the nation watched in disbelief, throngs of rioters descended on the capitol, and the people on the ground, mired in chaos, suddenly found their lives in jeopardy. From Nancy Pelosi, to Liz Cheney, to Steven Sund, D.C. Police Chief, more than 50 senators, representatives, staffers and police officers […]

October 13, 2022


NYC PREMIERE Using trap-motion cameras, wildlife photographer Carlton Ward charts the habitat of the elusive – and vanishing – Florida panther. Filmmaker Eric Bendick follows Ward and cohorts as they pursue the perfect photograph that they believe will change the tide of public indifference to government-sanctioned destruction of the Everglades’ delicately balanced ecosystem and the […]

October 13, 2022


NYC PREMIERE Filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Blackfish) returns with another explosive exposé. On a global scale, governments and uber-wealthy private investors move to secure control of the natural resources that will provide food and water to the world’s population for the next century and beyond, working either in the shadows or waging smokescreen wars to ruthlessly […]

October 13, 2022


NYC PREMIERE The brutal murder of a young investigative journalist and his fiancée in 2018 ignited one of the biggest protests in Slovakia since the fall of communism. As colleagues and family search for answers, a source leaks a secret case file of the murder that reveals corruption at the highest level of government. Filmmaker […]

October 13, 2022


NYC PREMIERE A young Brooklyn girl has suffered mysterious symptoms for years when her determined father stumbles upon a vicious medical debate: the existence of chronic Lyme disease. In 1975, the CDC and health insurance companies set guidelines still used today to deny the diagnosis and treatment for its debilitating symptoms. The film investigates the […]

October 13, 2022


NYC PREMIERE Oscar-nominated director Dror Moreh (The Gatekeepers) returns with an examination of genocide and US foreign policy in this striking documentary filled with the insights of politicians and diplomats from the past 40 years. With affecting archival footage and extensive interviews, the film centers around former UN Ambassador Samantha Power’s haunting question: Why do […]

October 19, 2020


Two men speak, one out of focus, the other in a white dress shirt and glass with his hand on his forehead.

2020 SHORT LIST: SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION FOR TRUTH TO POWER Journalism’s role of exposing corruption has rarely been as dramatically portrayed as in Collective. Filmmaker Alexander Nanau follows a team of Romanian reporters in real time as they doggedly uncover a deadly scandal that reaches the highest levels of government. Like a real-life version of […]

October 12, 2020


Two men, one in red and white, one in white with graphics, speak.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Bryan Fogel (Icarus,DOC NYC 2017) investigates the 2018 murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The film breaks new ground with access to key sources including Khashoggi’s fiancée Hatice Cengiz, Turkish police and prosecutors, and the young Saudi dissident with whom Khashoggi was working. Revealing that this […]

October 8, 2020


In 1971, on Thanksgiving Day, a man calling himself Dan Cooper hijacked a commercial flight, holding passengers ransom for $200K. After his demands were met, he freed the hostages, forced the plane back in the air, and escaped mid-flight via parachute, never to be heard from again. Combining meticulous archival footage, stylish re-enactments, and in-person […]

October 5, 2020


Congregation in a Jewish temple with arms held up.

In this provocative look at strange political bedfellows, Israeli filmmaker Maya Zinshtein (Forever Pure, DOC NYC 2016) investigates the political alliance between American evangelicals and Israel’s right wing, and their influence on the Trump administration’s foreign policy. Why do American church leaders encourage parishioners to make donations to Israel, even from poor communities? Because they […]