Starting today in Sheffield is the international documentary film festival Doc/Fest and here is our brief highlights of things you might be interested in. There’s loads going on that we’ve not mentioned, but do let us know if you have any other recommendations!
Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present – Portrait of the renowned performance artist
Scarlett Road – Sexuality, sex work and the disabled in Australia, where prostitution is legalised
Saving Face – Acid attacks on women in Pakistan and how the law is being changed to protect them
The Punk Syndrome – Challenges faced by a Finnish band where each member is disabled
Grandma Lo Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigridur Nielsdottir -Icelandic OAP experimentalism
Jai Bhim Comrade – The discriminations within the Indiam caste system
Where Is My Mind – Issues around mental health and capacity
Burmese Butterfly – Being transsexual in Burma
The Life that Chose Me – Transforming from middle aged men to middle aged women
The Honour Code – Exploring the concept of ‘honour’
Paint the Way – Reactions to a Saudi graffiti artist
Sassie’s Gran – Coming out in Belfast, told through photographs
And not forgetting Debra Zimmerman from Women Make Movies who will be involved in several of the industry panel discussions, alongside showing some of the films from the WMM archives.