The DOC NYC festival screens two Dutch documentaries: In Flow of Words by director Eliane Esther Bots, about three language interpreters at the Yugoslavia Tribunal in The Hague, and Master of Light by Rosa Ruth Boesten, which explores African influences on realism and the style of the Dutch Old Masters. Both films are in the race for the 95th Academy Awards.
About In Flow of Words, directed by Eliane Esther Bots
November 10 – 11:00 AM.
November 14 – 1:45 PM
November 9 – November 27 (virtual)
An experimental film about three language interpreters at the Yugoslavia Tribunal in The Hague and the wrenching moments they translate.
The film will be screened as part of the “Shortlist Shorts: Migration Stories.”
About Master of Light, directed by Rosa Ruth Boesten
November 11, 2022 – 9:30 PM
November 12 to 13 (virtual)
Incarcerated for ten years for dealing drugs, self-taught classical painter George Anthony Morton returns to his hometown of Kansas City to confront his damaged relationship with his mother, who has serious legal problems of her own. As George explores African influences on realism and the style of the Dutch Old Masters, filmmaker Rosa Ruth Boesten captures the vulnerabilities and unexpected challenges in his quest to establish himself as a professional artist and a man in the new season of his life. HBO acquired the rights to Master of Light, which will be available for digital streaming from November 16th.