Documentary Feature
Documentary Competition
93 min
For decades, Muslim brothers Saud and Nadeem have tirelessly devoted their lives to the quixotic effort of protecting black kites—majestic birds of prey that are essential to the ecosystem and have been falling from New Delhi’s darkening skies at alarming rates. Amid pervasive env (…)
Directed By Shaunak Sen
Documentary Feature
Documentary Competition
121 min
East Coast Premiere
First-time co-directors Christopher Sharp and journalist Moses Bwayo tell the story of Bobi Wine, the musician-turned-politician leading the opposition to the 35-year regime in Uganda. A straightforward portrait turns into an astonishing record of an on-the-ground fight for democracy (…)
Directed By Christopher Sharp, Moses Bwayo
Documentary Feature
Documentary Competition
93 min
New York Premiere
Zarifa Ghafari, Afghanistan’s youngest and only female mayor, braves regular assassination threats from the Taliban as she leads her small provincial city towards a better future built on education and equality for women. When it becomes clear that the Taliban will return to power o (…)
Directed By Tamana Ayazi, Marcel Mettelsiefen
Documentary Feature
Documentary Competition
81 min
East Coast Premiere
Director Sinéad O’Shea returns home to the small Irish town of Navan to shed light on the painful grip that the Catholic Church held over her community for decades. Skillfully weaving together rare revelatory interviews, archival footage, and present-day investigations, she unc (…)
Directed By Sinéad O'Shea
Documentary Feature
Documentary Competition
100 min
New York Premiere
YouTuber-turned-filmmaker Casey Neistat explores the triumphs and consequences of internet culture in his first documentary feature, which captivated audiences at South by Southwest. UNDER THE INFLUENCE tracks the meteoric rise and fall of massively popular Vine and YouTube star David (…)
Directed By Casey Neistat