Events

Find New Zealand-based events with an Asia focus, including festivals, exhibitions, performances and conferences

DocEdge 12th International Documentary Film Festival

Event Details

Wednesday 10 May 2017
Date:

Wednesday 10 May 2017 to Sunday 21 May 2017

Time:

12:30am until 11:45pm

Venue:

The Roxy Cinema, 5 Park Road, Miramar

Location:

Wellington

Wednesday 24 May 2017
Date:

Wednesday 24 May 2017 to Monday 05 Jun 2017

Time:

12:00am until 11:00pm

Venue:

Q Theatre, 305 Queens Street, Auckland Central

Location:

Auckland

See the year's best documentaries at the 12th Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival. The festival will be in Wellington (10 - 21 May) and Auckland (24 May - 5 June). 69 films covering current issues of importance from around the world have been carefully curated, including a number of films with an Asia focus:

Burma Storybook

After decades in the iron grip of dictatorship, Myanmar poets can finally express themselves freely using poetry.

Fallen Flowers, Thick

Chinese women candidly talk sexual emancipation in the “Vagina Dialogues” Chinese style.

Gatekeeper

One man’s inspirational mission to combat suicide at the magnetic yet treacherous seaside cliffs in Japan.

In Search of Perfect

Against the backdrop of the Asian Youth Orchestra, young people connect through the higher ideals that music inspires.

Plastic China

A portrait of poverty, ambition and hope set in a world of waste via China’s deep issue with plastic manufacturing.

The Cinema Travellers

Travelling Indian movie houses and the lives of the men behind them create a nostalgic portrait of a changing medium.

Tokyo Idols

The heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by the fan obsession with Japanese girl bands and young female sexuality.