by / October 7th, 2016 /

Dublin Doc Fest reveals programme

The programme for the 2016 Dublin Doc Fest, which takes place at Dublin’s Teeling Distillery on the 11th of November, has revealed its full programme. The whole event will run from 6.30-10pm and will be followed by an after party at the Teeling Distillery.

Here’s how the programme looks:

Programme 1:  6.30pm – 7.30pm

Knife in the Wife (dir. Michal Hudzikowski)

A documentary portraying the life of the provincial Arizona Circus where the culminating point of their show is the throwing of knives.

Black Sheep (dir. Christian Cerami)

Black Sheep follows two brothers from the North of England and their adolescent curiosity for the EDL – a right-wing street protest movement against radical Islam in Britain.

My Aleppo (dir. Melissa Langer)

After fleeing the Syrian civil war, a family communicates with the home front via Skype, watching Aleppo disintegrate and their loved ones change.

Grey Area (dir. Jon Barton)

Eamonn may seem strange on first impressions, living alone in his purpose built funeral home at the centre of a small Irish town.

‘Distilled Docs 1’: 7.40pm – 8.00pm

Numaish (dir.  Shubhangi Singh)

Numaish – an annual consumer exhibition in India spanning about 46 days – marks one thing in common – the astonishing number of children lost (and found) during the massive event. This film studies that moment of panic and chaos.

Kontakt (dir.  Jana Magdalene Kuchel & Holger Reissig)

A seemingly simple experience, shared by strangers, awakens a deep need.

Programme 2: 8.10pm – 9.25pm

Aonrú (dir. Dominic de Vere)

Aonrú is a short documentary studying the fishing industry, as well as the island’s inhabitants, on Cape Clear Island, West Cork, Ireland.

EISEN (dir. Benjamin Kahlmeyer)

A foggy landscape with new buildings in Eisenhüttenstadt at the German-Polish border: “Eisen”, Iron, that’s how they call the town here. Portraits of asylum seekers from all over the world are set among impressions of a dreary life in a strictly composed sequence of images.

Underground (dir. Maxime Bultot)

Wenfang came from the Chinese countryside to Beijing to be an actress – but as for many migrants that came to the city, she now lives in a 4 square meters room located two floors underground, waiting for her dream to come true.

Sounds of Kazincbarcika (dir. Aleksandr Vinogradov)

A punky, heavy and lyrical musical documentary about the life of citizens in small provincial city, Kazincbarcika, in Hungary.

A New Family (dir. Simone Manetti)

Chantrea is banished from home by her sons when they discover she has HIV. She accepts her exile, even though supporting her family was the reason she worked as a prostitute.

‘Distilled Docs 2’: 9.35pm – 10.00pm

Pink Shells (dir. Or Sahar)

A short animated documentary that tells the story of Tavor – a woman torn between freeing herself from self- destructive habits, and the fear of letting them go.

Awa: Zimbabwe’s Rap Queen (dir. Max Thurlow)

AWA: Zimbabwe’s Rap Queen tells the story of up-and-coming starlet AWA preparing to perform at her country’s biggest hip hop festival Shoko, in the capital Harare.

Tickets for the 2016 Dublin Doc Fest are €15 and can be found here.