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Coming up - Tuesday Festival Documentaries

Touching the Void, Tuesday 04 October, 8.30pm.
The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Mental Notes, Tuesday 11 October, 8.30pm (R). 
Huge numbers were placed there for life.  Some were deemed hopeless cases, never to be part of society again.  These were the patients and residents of New Zealand's Bins, the huge psychiatric hospitals that dotted the country up until the 90's.  Mental Notes tracks the intersecting stories of five remarkable New Zealanders.  Their marginalised experiences form the backbone of a social history that many still feel uncomfortable to acknowledge.

Bobby Fischer Against the World, Tuesday 18 October, 8.30pm (R). 
Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, from his troubled childhood, to his rock star status as World Champion and Cold War icon, to his life as a fugitive on the run. This film explores one of the most infamous and mysterious characters of the 20th century.

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Tuesday 25 October, 8.30pm.
An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalised, former politician.

Capturing the Friedmans, Tuesday 01 November, 8.30pm
Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.