Documentary Festival 2013 - Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
Media Alert–13th March 2013
For Immediate Release
The Documentary New Zealand Trust
DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2013
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
With the films all confirmed and an international delegation preparing to head to New Zealand, the Documentary Edge Festival 2013 programme is now available – both digitally and in print form!
Across Auckland and Wellington, the iconic magenta-and-black programme can now be picked up, detailing the complete programme of films on offer this year – films broken into categories in 2013 such a Sign Of The Times, Generation Next, The American Dream, Game On, Human Rights, World Cinema, Culture Vultures and the all important Short Films selection.
Doc Edge 2013 also presents to Special Presentations, in the form of The Snapper Sandwich (NZ/Australia) and Propaganda (NZ) – both with refreshing takes on the documentary art-form.
This year’s opening night film, The Island President (USA/Maldives) focuses on President Mohamed Nasheed’s biggest challenge since bringing democracy to the Maldives – saving his homeland from disappearing under the sea.
The festival will also screen the world premiere of Canadian film Tales from the Organ Trade, by Ric Esther Bienstock and narrated by David Cronenberg. Black-market organ trafficking: the street-level brokers, the rogue surgeons and the impoverished people who are willing to sacrifice a slice of their own bodies for a quick payday. Ms Bienstock will attend the Festival and hold Q&As with audiences.
The “Game On” sporting section plays host to a range of fantastic documentaries – including James Brown’s Red, White, Black and Blue (NZ). On the field, boys rise to men and girls lead as women stronger for facing up to a challenge; the journey of students from South Los Angeles flying to New Zealand to play Rugby.
The full list of films as part of this year’s Documentary Edge International Festival 2013 are now online at http://documentaryedge.org.nz/2013, while programmes are readily available across Auckland – including Q Theatre, the site for the Auckland screenings. Programmes will be available in Wellington in early April at Reading Cinemas Courtenay and The Film Archive.
The Documentary Edge
International Film Festival 2013
Auckland – 10th – 21st April, Q Theatre, Queen Street
Wellington – 8th – 19th May, Reading Cinemas Courtney and The Film Archive