IDFA by Night: top documentaries in the open air July 2-12

    Come see nine special IDFA films this summer in our outdoor cinema at Pakhuis de Zwijger. With introductions and other programming before the screenings. Admission is free!

    Check out the complete program of films, introductions, and side programs below. Want to come? Be sure to reserve a seat on the Pakhuis de Zwijger website. All films start at 22.00 hrs.

    Thursday, June 11 at 22.00 hrs: Hamada

    A humorous, bittersweet portrait of three twenty-somethings in a Saharan refugee camp cut off from the rest of the world. Since Morocco annexed the Western Sahara in 1975 and drove the Sahrawi out of their original habitat, the people have been engaged in a struggle for independence that receives hardly any international attention. For decades, life has been going on in these settlements. A boring and hard life, which does not discourage the friends Sidahmed, Zaara, and Taher.

    During the side program at 20.00 hrs in the Expo, we talk to experts about the documentary, the almost invisible conflict, and the way in which refugees are portrayed in the media.

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    Friday, July 12 at 22.00 hrs: Los Reyes

    This audience favorite of IDFA 2018 follows the two permanent residents of Los Reyes, the oldest skate park in the Chilean capital Santiago. The stray dogs Chola and Football have made this open space full of racing skateboards and noisy teenagers their home. In voice-over we hear the teenagers talking about their problematic lives, which take place in all levels of society. But the beautiful, dreamy images of this film are entirely dedicated to the game between the dogs, who enjoy themselves with a ball, a stick, a stone, and with each other.

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    Practical information

    Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam

    Accessibility
    The screenings take place outside, at the square in front of Pakhuis de Zwijger. The main entrance of the building and the rooms where the side programs take place are wheelchair accessible. Two wheelchair accessible toilets are available. There is no telecoil for the hearing impaired. The nearest parking place for cars with a disability permit is on Withoedenveemstraat. Find out how to get to Pakhuis de Zwijger and which car parks you can park in. Read more about IDFA and accessibillity here.