Doc Edge Festival 2019 in association with RNZ presents a series of documentary screenings at the auditorium at The Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tāmaki, as part of the 2019 Auckland Festival, May 31 - June 9.
World Shorts 2 - From Europe through China to the Americas, people and things are not always what they seem in this collection.
Seeds of Deceit
Netherlands | 2018 | 21 min | Dutch (English subtitles) | Dir. Miriam Guttmann | Australasia Premiere
Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat secretly used his own seed instead of donors’. Two mothers, and their children, must now come to terms with this new reality.
All in My Family
USA | 2018 | 40min |English, Mandarin (English subtitles) | Dir. Hao Wu | Australasia Premiere
Hao Wu has a modern LGBTQ+ family in the US, but struggles to introduce his partner and children to his family back in China – some of whom don’t know he’s gay.
Hao's feature People's Republic of Desire won the Best International Director award at Doc Edge 2018.
Argentina, Germany | 2019 | 18min | English, Spanish, Romanian, German (English subtitles) | Dir. Manuel Abramovich | NZ Premiere
What are you up to? Do you want me? We could have fun...
Male sex workers in Berlin have their portraits taken as they listen and react to recordings of their experiences.
The School of Beauty and Long Life
USA | 2018 | 10min | Mandarin (English subtitles) | Dir. Noah Sheldon | International Premiere
At a Chinese school, students enrol to follow their dreams of becoming hairdressers and beauticians. But students in military uniforms, practising drills, reveal it's far from a typical institute of beauty.
Part of Doc Edge Festival 2019, visit docedge.nz for more information & the complete 2019 Festival Programme