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Doc Edge Festival 2019

@ Light House Cuba

Films We Are playing

Trust Machine: The True Story of Blockchain

17 June 6.00pm

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Why are banks terrified of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, while UNICEF embraces them to help refugee children? 

Hacktivist and blockchain expert Lauri Love fights extradition, his computer skills considered a threat by the US government. Tech innovators strike a raw nerve as banks and network pundits rush to condemn volatile cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology. 

Award–winning filmmaker Alex Winter reveals that proponents of blockchain — a verified digital ledger — are already using the technology to change the world; fighting income inequality, the refugee crisis and world hunger.

 

Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl

18 June 6.00pm

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Kate Nash, punk renegade, TV wrestling queen, and DIY leader of an all-girl band forgoes money and fame to speak out about gender inequality in the music business and to embolden other young women to find their voice. 

At 18, Kate reached the stratosphere of pop music, vaulting from a working class family in North London into worldwide tours, a platinum record, and a season dominating the charts. 

From the onset she was unafraid to speak her mind. When asked how it felt to win Best Female artist at the BRIT Awards, Kate answered, “Female is not a genre.”

She became the soundtrack to many young women’s lives, by broaching the ordinariness of female teenagehood – something others deemed too petty or mundane to merit recording.

A few years later, Kate was breaking down, nearly homeless. Defrauded by her manager and dropped by an industry that could not find a place for her in the girl-pop machine, Kate sets out to build a better world, dedicated to the artist as creator, not commodity. . ...[More]

Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth

19 June 6.00pm 

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Freddy is 30 and yearns to start a family but for him this ordinary desire comes with unique challenges. He is a gay transgender man.

Against a backdrop of increasing hostility towards trans people the world over, Freddy quickly realises that what to him feels pragmatic, to others feels deeply confusing and confronting; this was not part of his plan.

Freddy is forced to confront his own naivety, mine unknown depths of courage and lean on every friend and family member who will stand by him.

Deciding to carry his own baby took years of soul searching, but nothing could prepare him for the reality of pregnancy, as both a physical experience and one that challenges society's fundamental understanding of gender, parenthood and family. ... [more]

Gaza

20 June 6.00pm 

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It's hard to imagine anybody living a normal life in the Gaza Strip. Frequently labelled as the world's largest open-air prison, it makes an appearance on news reports every time a confrontation erupts between Israel and Hamas. On TV sets thousands of miles away, this tiny piece of land has been reduced to an image of violence, chaos and destruction.

The Gaza which is seldom seen is ordinary, everyday Gaza, a coastal strip smaller than Lake Taup? and home to an eclectic mix of almost two million.

So what do the people who live there do when they're not under siege?

Gary Keane and Andrew McConnell's atypical approach to their subject matter yields unexpected, unfamiliar stories of people plagued by conflict but not defined by it... [more]

CAMINO SKIES

21 JUNE 6.00pm

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Exploring themes of spirituality, well-being and religion, six strangers from New Zealand and Australia set off on an inspirational trek along the 800km Camino de Santiago, each hoping to overcome the personal and physical trauma that life has dealt them. [more] 

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Location
  • Petone
  • Cuba
  • Pauatahanui
Film
  • The Hummingbird Project
  • Gloria Bell
  • Rocketman
  • Top End Wedding
  • All Is True
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Long Shot
  • The Aftermath
  • Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
  • The Chaperone
  • The Chills:
  • Red Joan
  • Soldiers Without Guns
  • Woman at War
  • Vai
  • Daffodils
  • Older Than Ireland
  • The Guilty
  • Wgtn Jazz Fest- Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
  • Wgtn Jazz Fest- Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
  • Wgtn Jazz Fest- Miles Ahead
  • Met Opera 2019: Carmen
  • DOC EDGE FESTIVAL - KATE NASH: UNDERESTIMATE THE GIRL
  • DOC EDGE FESTIVAL - TRUST MACHINE: THE TRUE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN
  • DOC EDGE FESTIVAL - SEAHORSE: THE DAD WHO GAVE BIRTH
  • DOC EDGE FESTIVAL - GAZA
  • DOC EDGE FESTIVAL - CAMINO SKIES
  • Met Opera 2019: La Fille du Régiment
  • Met Opera 2019: Die Walküre
  • Met Opera 2019: Dialogues des Carmélites
  • Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 Carmen Suite/Petrushka
  • André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall We Dance
  • NT Live: I'm Not Running
  • NT Live: Allelujah!
  • NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
  • NT Live: All About Eve
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