16 Documentaries To Watch Out For This Year

November 10, 2014 4:17 PM

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16 Documentaries To Watch Out For This Year

If you've begun to notice an abundance of socially-conscious filmmakers gathered together in lower Manhattan this week, first of all -- you're wonderfully observant. Secondly, there's a reason for it. This week marks the beginning of DOC NYC, the two-week long festival devoted to documentary storytelling of all kinds. From humor to reportage, memoirs to historical portraits, the cinematic bonanza covers everything new and noteworthy in the world of documentary filmmaking.

This year's calendar includes submissions from around the world, diving into things cultural -- the life of a rural artist community in post-tsunami Japan, the impact of Juilliard's Music Advancement Program for inner-city youth, the songs of Central African Republic's Bayaka pygmies -- and politica...

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