In cooperation with The American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs), The International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City (DocsDF) and Encounters of the Other Cinema (EDOC) – DokuFest announces its North South Doc Network slate.
The North South Doc Network or NSDN is a unique cooperation between four festivals, which will enable them to share films and experiences, as well as enable wider audiences to see documentaries about their territory’s culture and identity – which might otherwise get lost under the radar.
The NSDN slate at DokuFest will feature films from each of the respective festival’s geographical regions, allowing for a greater comparison of cultures, traditions and phenomena. Viewers will be able to ponder the tribulations of Jheri Jones, a transgender woman who lives in the conservative heartland of the United States, the story of Angel, a professional pickpocket from Ecuador who “collected” trinkets from a range of high-profile individuals, including five-time president Velasco Ibarra and the story of an old hotel on the US-Mexico border which sees immigrants going in – and out – of the “promised land.”
The wide selection of films is listed below, including the trailers.
Cuddling with Strangers (dir. Sara Joe Wolansky)
Professional services that provide non-sexual snuggle sessions to customers have opened everywhere. But can these services really alleviate loneliness?
God Knows Where I Am (dir. Todd Wider, Jedd Wider)
The body of a homeless woman is found in a New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity.
It Would Not Let Me Be (dir. Michael Patrick O’Leary)
The film follows Caleb Stine and “The Brakemen” as they record their first album in 7 years. What does it mean to be a musician in these troubled times?