NVFF 2019: Documentary Feature Films in Competition

The Napa Valley Film Festival has announced their Documentary Feature films in core competition for the ninth annual Napa Valley Film Festival. These films will vie for the respective titles of Best Documentary Feature by the NVFF Jury.

Documentary Competition

I Am Human, directed by Taryn Southern and Elena Gaby

Meet the world’s first “cyborgs.” I Am Human follows a quadriplegic, a blind man, an amputee, a bio-hacker, a woman with Parkinson’s, as well as the scientists who help them and one entrepreneur who will stop at nothing on his quest to unlock the human brain.

Latter Day Jew, directed by Aliza Rosen

Latter Day Jew accompanies H. Alan Scott, a gay former Mormon/converted Jew/cancer survivor/writer-comedian, as he finds his spiritual path and prepares for his Bar Mitzvah at age 34.

Motherload, directed by Liz Canning

Motherload chronicles new mother Liz’s quest to understand and promote the cargo bike movement in a gas-powered, digital, and divided world.

The Pollinators, directed by Peter Nelson

The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the United States, following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts, and vegetables we all eat.

The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion, directed by Lisa Cortes and Farah X

The story of how hip hop changed fashion, leading to the stratospheric and global rise of street wear. The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion is a journey of African-American creativity and the limitless possibilities of a cultural movement on a global scale.

The Story of Plastic, directed by Deia Schlosberg

The Story of Plastic uncovers the truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. This film introduces audiences to the heroes and the villains behind one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.

This Is My Home, directed by Karl Nickoley

This Is My Home follows the Black Donnellys, a band comprised of two Irish immigrant musicians, who embark on an adventure to set a Guinness World Record, playing 60 shows in all 50 U.S. states in just 35 days.

Well Groomed, directed by Rebecca Stern

Well Groomed travels the humorous, visually stunning world of Competitive Creative Dog Grooming, alongside the vibrant women transforming their beloved poodles into living sculptures.


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