DocPlay: new films streaming this week

Your guide to what's new to stream from 20 to 26 May in Australia.
Kash Kash. Image: Doha Film Institute/DocPlay

New to streaming this week

AFTRS Shorts (20 May)

Six of Australia’s finest emerging documentary filmmakers present new works that span diverse stories including the pro-life movement; migrant mothers; the Australian poet Robert Adamson; and one man’s mission to teach a million people how to perform CPR.

Read: Energy, climate and corporate ties in Australian documentary

For Sama (23 May)

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This Oscar-nominated documentary follows one woman’s journey through love, motherhood, war and survival during the Syrian conflict.

Kash Kash (23 May)

A portrait of Beirut, and its surprising community of pigeon lovers.

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Decades in Colour (2 May)

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Mixing lost images sourced from everyday New Zealanders, alongside new interviews, Decades in Colour traces everything from the post-war suburbia of the 50s, to rugby, racing and beer in the 60s, to emerging challenges to cultural norms in the 70s, as jet travel and TV broadened perspectives and a more independent national identity emerged.

Read: Koalas documentary exposes shaky future for our favourite tree-dwellers

Citizen K (13 May)

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Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney examines Russia’s power, president Vladimir Putin’s political dominance, and Mikhail Khodorkovsky – a former Siberian prisoner who continues to challenge Putin’s reign.

Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports