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'Must See' Films at the Documentary Edge Festival

The 8th Annual Documentary Edge Festival is officially underway! This year’s fest features over 60 diverse films, showcasing outstanding Kiwi and International filmmaking.


First week “must see” docs include:
  • Eleven. Is this the age where the blissful naïveté of childhood dissipates and adulthood responsibilities are realized? In I am Eleven, director Genevieve Bailey examines this unique period of transition through interviews with a collection of diverse eleven-year-olds as they discuss love, war, culture, and religion with beautiful humour and spectacular wisdom. April 11.
  • Fighting for your life in southwestern China, boxing becomes a way to escape rural poverty to find glory and success. In China Heavyweight, Director Yung Chang travels to the Chinese countryside, chronicling the social dilemmas faced by a group of poor, rural teenagers who demonstrate a natural ability to throw a good punch. April 12.
  • On this rugby pitch, New Zealand’s future rugby heroes meet their match: 38 young students from South Central Los Angeles. In Red White Black & Blue, NZ Director James Brown follows a coed group of teenage American rugby players as they tour Aeotearoa and examine their lives, both on and off the field. April 13.
  • The world premiere of Tales from the Organ Trade. A timely, nuanced, and complex story of the ethical and legal ambiguities surrounding the shadowy world of black market organ trafficking. Directed by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Ric Esther Bienstock, this doc will turn heads as it exposes this sinister $500 million dollar industry. April 14.
  • In 2010, The United States Department of Defense processed reports for 3,198 new sexual assaults. These reports resulted in convictions against only 244 perpetrators. Director Kirby Dick's The Invisible War is an absolute must-see film that exposes the horrible culture of sexual violence in the U.S military. April 16.

And be sure to visit http://www.documentaryedge.org.nz/ for the complete lineup. Tickets available online and at the Q Theatre box office.

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  • The unstoppable Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan have been offered a season and residency at the prestigious Battersea Arts Centre in London, and because they're special members of our Q whānau we want to help them get there! We asked Julia to tell us about her inspiration for creating this work, and what it means in 2018 a year after it was first created.

  • Q Theatre and BRIEFS Factory are stoked to be partnering with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation as part of the Puāwai Festival to honour World AIDS Day on Friday December 1.

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