LaDIY Doc/Fest Picks

If you’re wondering where to start at this years Doc/Fest, the international documentary film festival held at the Showroom in Sheffield, then look no further:

  • After Tiller (the stories of the four doctors who provide late-term abortions in the US. The title is a reference to a murdered former fifth doctor, George Tiller)
  • Alma, a Tale of Violence (story of a 15-year-old girl in a Guatemalan gang)
  • Boys (film following two boys at a school for children with emotional and behavioural problems)
  • Coffee Time (old ladies talk sex in a short film)
  • Female Trouble (John Waters black comedy starring infamous drag queen Divine, accompanying I Am Divine biopic in a double bill)
  • Fuck for Forest (doc about a Berlin-based NGO that funds environmental activism through making porn. They now accuse the director of misrepresentating them in the film.)
  • God Loves Uganda (another recent doc on gay rights in Uganda, after last year’s Call Me Kuchu)
  • I Am Divine (biography of Divine)
  • Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute (1973 documentary telling the story of a Japanese woman forced into sex work in WWII as one of Japan’s ‘comfort women’, told through interviews)
  • Makers: Women who Make America (‘a thoroughly enjoyable romp through the modern [American] women’s movement’, apparently, told through archive footage and talking heads)
  • Mothers (exploration of state-enforced birth control policing in China – this one sounds really good)
  • NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (not about gender, but seemed worth highlighting to ladiyfest – on mental health and rehabilitation)
  • Pina (dancers performing the works of the choreographer Pina Bausch)
  • Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (don’t think this needs an explanation)
  • Rafea: Solar Mama (story of a Jordanian Bedouin woman learning to be a solar engineer, now unsure how she fits into traditional Bedouin society)
  • Valentine (an American school shooting, but was this an LGBT/trans hate crime?)

You may also be interested in: The Hunt for Britain’s Sex Gangs, Dogging Tales, Confessions of a Male Stripper, and anything in the Queer Screen strand.

If you see anything brilliant or have any other recommendations let us know!

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