Announcing the DCIFF 2017 Documentaries

Feature Documentaries

Free to Ride (USA/2016/59:31mins), Directed by Jamaal Bell
The story of the relentless spirit of community members from across Dayton, Ohio who overcame a suburban contingent opposed to the expansion of public transit along a commercial corridor, and the system of checks and balances that allowed justice and reason to prevail.

Desert Wounds (Israel/2016/58mins), Directed by Nili Dotan
Christian African Women from Sudan and Eritrea, seek asylum in Israel but know that their journey is far from being over.

Masoumeh (Iran/2016/70mins), Directed by Sona Moghaddam
MASOUMEH ATAE is attacked brutally by acid by her ex-husband’s father 1.5 years after divorce. Despite losing her sight and severe burning, she tries to obtain the custody of her son.

Pigheaded (USA/2015/90mins), Directed by John Kinhart
Pigheaded tells the provocative life story of underground cartoonist and subversive satirist Skip Williamson. His unapologetic art exemplified the spirit of the 60s counter-culture movement.

Spectres are Haunting Europe (France, Greece/2016/98mins), Directed by Maria Kourkouta and Niki Giannari
The daily life of refugees (Syrian, Kurdish, Pakistani, Afghani, and other) in the camp of Idomeni. People waiting in queues for food, tea and doctors; waiting to cross the border between Greece and Macedonia. One day, Europe closes its borders for them once and for all.

24 Hour Comic (USA/2016/69mins), Directed by by Milan Erceg
8 Artists confined to a comic book store, partake in Scott McCloud’s 24 Hour Comic Challenge. Each attempts to write, draw, and complete a 24 page comic, in 24 hours.

Short Documentaries

Alex (USA/2016/9:32mins), Directed by Brian Inocencio
After a near fatal car accident, Alex’s life completely changed. This is a conversation between Alex and his mother Janet.

Contigo (USA/2016/6:54mins), Directed by Dan Boord and Luis Valdovino
Contigo is a waltz with family and tradition, close to the South Texas border.

Hartom (UAE/2916/10:39mins), Directed by Arkus
A window into the professional life of Andy who is far more than just a performing magician.

Painted City (USA/2017/25:40mins), Directed by Caitlin Carroll
An exploration of Washington, D.C.’s community murals and the preservation issues they face in rapidly changing neighborhoods by following one local woman’s efforts to study and conserve them.

Property (USA/2016/4mins), Directed by Allison Otto
A day in the life at the National Wildlife Property Repository where wildlife items confiscated at US ports of entry are stored.

Single Asian Female Online (USA/2016/7:30mins), Directed by Jaime Ekken
The true unfiltered online messages received by one Single Asian Woman…..

The Learning Alliance (Pakistan/2016/8:39mins), Directed by Muhammad Umar Saeed
Three brothers are changing their future by studying while selling garbage in Lahore, Pakistan.