Thom Powers

DOC NYC artistic director

Thom Powers appears in the following:

Uncovering a Bizarre Murder Plot in 'Assassins'

Friday, January 15, 2021

The documentary “Assassins” investigates the bizarre 2017 plot to murder Kim Jong-Nam, the half brother to North Korea’s Supreme Leader.

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Remembering Jamal Khashoggi In 'The Dissident'

Friday, January 08, 2021

“The Dissident” investigates the Saudi Arabian plan to murder journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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David Attenborough Delivers An Urgent Message

Friday, January 01, 2021

In “David Attenborough: A Life on our Planet,” the acclaimed nature documentary maker combines stunning visuals of wildlife with a passionate appeal for humans to rescue the planet.

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August Wilson’s Legacy in 'Giving Voice'

Friday, December 25, 2020

“Giving Voice” celebrates the legacy of August Wilson by looking at a competition of high school students performing his monologues on a Broadway stage.

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Seeking Resolution in '40 Years a Prisoner'

Friday, December 18, 2020

“40 Years a Prisoner” follows Mike Africa Jr. as he seeks to reunite with his parents imprisoned for the 1978 shootout between Philadelphia’s police and MOVE.

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'76 Days' Bears Witness to Wuhan

Friday, December 04, 2020

The documentary “76 Days” was filmed inside hospitals in Wuhan, China during the city's lockdown at the outbreak of Covid-19.

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Werner Herzog Explores Meteors In 'Fireball'

Friday, November 27, 2020

“Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds,” directed by Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, takes a global journey to study meteors from past and present.

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'MLK/FBI' Explores A History Of Spying

Friday, November 13, 2020

“MLK/FBI” returns us to a time when J. Edgar Hoover led a campaign of surveillance and harassment against Martin Luther King, Jr.

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All-Remote DOC NYC Festival Starts Today

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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DOC NYC will start showing films online starting Wednesday.

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Frederick Wiseman Looks At Boston In 'City Hall'

Friday, October 30, 2020

Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman continues his 50-year project of observing institutions with a look at Boston in “City Hall.”

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'Time' Documents a Family With Father In Prison

Friday, October 23, 2020

The documentary “Time” focuses on Fox Rich, an ex-convict turned successful entrepreneur, as she raises her family and struggles to get her husband Rob freed from prison.

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'Totally Under Control' Analyzes the U.S. Response to Covid-19

Friday, October 16, 2020

"Totally Under Control” takes a sobering look at why Covid-19 had a more devastating impact in the United States than in other countries. 

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A Journalist's 'Kingdom Of Silence'

Friday, October 02, 2020

“Kingdom of Silence” explores the life of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered by Saudi operatives on Oct. 2, 2018.

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Rewriting Film History With “Women Make Film”

Friday, September 25, 2020

This 14-part documentary series, narrated by Tilda Swinton and others, showcases the immense contribution of women filmmakers from around the globe. 

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To Catch A Thief In “Love Fraud”

Friday, September 18, 2020

In the Showtime series “Love Fraud,” filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady conduct an investigation into a con man who has romanced women and stolen their money for 20 years.

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DOC NYC Festival Celebrates Its 10th Year With A Full Docket Of Documentaries

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

A profile of a sex therapist, stories of students who must choose between tuition and food, and a film about Brooklyn's Arab community lead this year's festival.

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Marie Colvin’s Final Assignment

Friday, November 16, 2018

“Under the Wire” tells the story of journalist Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy covering a deadly siege in the Syrian city of Homs.

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DOC NYC Returns with a Fresh Slate of Films

Thursday, November 08, 2018

The annual documentary festival features films on acting in the #MeToo era, New York City's most fascinating characters and a long-forgotten Aretha Franklin concert.

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Solving the Mystery of a Stolen Film

Friday, October 26, 2018

In the Netflix documentary “Shirkers,” filmmaker Sandi Tan goes in search of a film she made in Singapore 25 years ago that was stolen by her collaborator.

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Who's Funding Our Politicians?

Friday, July 13, 2018

The documentary “Dark Money” looks at how mysterious sources of campaign financing corrupts the political process.

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