IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS features a 10-year-old Arrernte child prodigy narrating his life in this splendid documentary shot in the Northern Territory of Australia, providing a broad vista of, one, how the Arrernte deal with apartheid and oppression through the spirituality of tradition and custom, and two, the grim realities of inveterate racism and bigotry that subjugate his people. Director Maya Newell’s unflinching in-your-face portrait doesn’t have a shred of cynicism. Review by Gregg W. Morris
CUNY’s Brooklyn College says it prepares students for real careers in the motion picture industry. From DOC NYC 2019 are seven movies, all shorts, that should be seen by those who want a headstart to witness the visions of the latest vanguard of documentarians who want to make a difference.
Drea Cooper, a co-director of this mesmerizing movie of people making life and death decisions to survive, lives in Oakland, California and noticed smoke November 8, 2018 but didn’t give it much thought until his mom called late in the evening: “Paradise is gone,” she said.
Fekkak Mamdouh, co-director of Roc-United, and Nataki Rhodes of Roc-United Chicago, are the principal speak-truth-to-power activists in this second Q&A video snippet for WAGING CHANGE directed by Abby Ginzberg.
A blazing documentary featuring female activists from around the country and well known activist actresses – and yes, there are some males – united in a fierce effort to end a modern day form of indentured slavery endemic in the restaurant business. Told in a spellbinding cinema fashion by Award Winning Director Abby Ginzberg. This Q&A, which is more A than Q, is 7 minutes of prime time viewing!
DOC NYC opens TOMORROW with its Opening Night Screening of Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band! There is only a limited number of tickets left for this screening so be sure to get yours now!DOC NYC is also having another 10 for $10 flash sale! Get tickets to 10 different films for only $10 each! Be sure to get in quick, this offer ends on noon Wednesday November 6!
DOC NYC, kicking off tomorrow. Shining a light on the different areas of the festival to help people plan their schedules This week:Highlighting our True Crime Section as part of the film lineup and the Short List panels being presented at DOC NYC PRO.