The 13th Doc Edge International Film Festival returns with this year’s best documentaries from around the world.

74 films covering current issues of importance have been carefully curated to inform, engage and immerse audiences into the story worlds.

Come to the films and meet international and local filmmakers and guests.

Join the exclusive Opening Night and Closing Night films (with refreshments and entertainment included in the special prices).

The Doc Edge Opening Night film is Anote’s Ark, in which the endearing President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, advocates for his climate change stricken country on the world stage.

The Closing Night film will be a glorious treat for film fans. Director Susan Lacy profiles one of the most successful and influential filmmakers of all time: Steven Spielberg.

Spielberg draws on a cast of Hollywood A-listers including directors JJ Abrams, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese, actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss and Tom Hanks, composer John Williams, plus 30 hours of exclusive interviews with Spielberg himself.

There are a number of Israeli and /or Jewish themed or related documentaries at this year’s Doc Edge Festival. They are:

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Israel, France, Germany | 2016 | 68 min | Hebrew, English | Yariv Mozer

David Ben-Gurion, 82, lives in the desert. Being removed from all political discourse allows him a perspective on the Zionist enterprise. His clear voice presents a surprising vision for the future of Israel.

Director Yariv Mozer will attend the Auckland Festival with the kind support from the Embassy of Israel.

http://docedge.nz/film/ben-gurion-epilogue/

The Oslo Diaries

Israel, Canada | 2018 | 98 min | English, Arabic, Hebrew | Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan

A portrait of diplomacy and of individuals who, fundamentally opposed, nonetheless found common ground and came to regard their counterparts as friends.

http://docedge.nz/film/the-oslo-diaries/

Spielberg

United States | 2018 | 147 min | English | Susan Lacy

Steven Spielberg opens up about his bittersweet childhood and lifelong obsession with filmmaking, covering precocious early TV work, blockbusters, more serious dramatic films, and the relationships he’s cultivated during his career.

http://docedge.nz/film/spielberg/

The Doc Edge Festival runs at Wellington’s Roxy Cinema from 9th – 20th May before heading to Auckland’s Q Theatre from 23rd May- 4th June.

For the full line-up of documentaries and to book tickets, visit www.docedge.nz.