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'Abacus', 'I Am Not Your Negro' among NYFF Spotlight docs

Festival top brass announced on Wednesday the selections that will screen in the 54th New York Film Festival’s Spotlight On Documentary.

The roster includes Steve James’ Abacus: Small Enough To Jail, Errol Morris’ The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography, Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, and Mohamed Siam’s Whose Country?

The festival runs from September 30-October 16 and as previously announced will open with Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th.

(All 2016 unless stated otherwise)

  • Abacus: Small Enough To Jail (USA) Steve James
  • The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (USA) Errol Morris
  • Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (USA) Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens
  • The Cinema Travellers (India) Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya — US premiere
  • Dawson City: Frozen Time (USA) Bill Morrison — North American premiere
  • Hissen Habré, A Chadian Tragedy (France-Chad) Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
  • I Am Not Your Negro (USA-France-Belgium-Switzerland) Raoul Peck
  • I Called Him Morgan (Sweden) Kasper Collin
  • Karl Marx City (USA-Germany) Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker
  • Patria O Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland Or Death (Cuba-USA) Olatz López Garmendia
  • The Settlers (France-Canada-Israel) Shimon Dotan
  • Two Trains Runnin’ (USA) Sam Pollard
  • Uncle Howard (USA) Aaron Brookner — New York premiere
  • Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan (USA) Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinge
  • Whose Country? (Egypt-USA-France) Mohamed Siam.

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