Tuesday, September 27, 2011
We’re thrilled to welcome back Doxita, a traveling festival of short documentaries, with the New York premiere of its fourth annual installment on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30pm. Doxita presents films that are under 40 minutes in length, representing a wide variety of documentary—domestic and foreign, short and longer format, serious and funny—and showcasing accomplished short non-fiction work that people don’t often get a chance to see.
This year’s lineup features:
GUAÑAPE SUR (Janos Richter, Italy, 22 min) In this visually stunning portrait, Peruvian workers travel by boat to an island of birds, where they’ll harvest the rich soil for fertilizer.
WAGAH (Supriyo Sen, Germany, 13 min) Each day, at a checkpoint on the border of India and Pakistan, thousands of spectators proclaim their national identity as they watch their soldiers perform the flag ceremony.
MY NAME IS SYDNEY (Melanie Levy, USA, 17 min) 16-year old Sydney is articulate in ways she can never express – a complex woman inside a severely autistic body. Levy captures the sensitive care-giving of her mother and Sydney’s artistic musings.
ARSY VERSY (Miro Remo, Slovakia, 24 min) Lubo watches over the bats, while his mother watches over him. A quirky portrait of a man who follows his own spirit, even if it’s a bit “upside down.”