Listen back to IDFA 2017

A number of Doc Talks and Filmmaker Talks that were held during IDFA 2017, were recorded. You can listen to them here.

Doc Talk: Amal

Joumana El Zein Khoury (Director at the Prins Claus Fund) discusses the opening film of IDFA with director Mohamed Siam.

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Doc Talk: Tokyo-Ga

Nicolas Rapold talks with cameraman Ed Lachman about Tokyo-Ga by Wim Wenders. Lachman, who has also worked with Werner Herzog, the Maysles brothers and Ulrich Seidl, discusses the specific cinematography of Tokyo-Ga and his collaboration with Wenders.

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Filmmaker Talk: ​Everardo González

Everardo González is one of the strongest voices in the documentary genre in Latin America today. In this Filmmaker Talk, he discusses his work, methods and views in a conversation moderated by David Wilson.

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Doc Talk: Le joli mai

After the screening of Chris Marker’s classic Le joli mai at IDFA 2017, Nicolas Rapold talks with cinematographer and co-director Pierre Lhomme. Lhomme, who worked as cameraman on several of Marker’s films, discusses their collaboration and the cinematography of this film.

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All About Amal

  • Mohamed Siam
  • 2017
  • 83 min

At age 14, Amal is already taking part in protests on Tahrir Square. In the years after, she searches for her identity in a country in transition.


  • Wim Wenders
  • 1985
  • 92 min

In this rich film essay, Wim Wenders and cameraman Ed Lachman go to Tokyo in search of traces of the late, great director Yasujirō Ozu.

Devil's Freedom

  • Everardo González
  • 2017
  • 74 min

Candid interviews with both victims and perpetrators create an impression of how systematic violence is devastating Mexican society.

Le joli mai

  • Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme
  • 1963
  • 146 min

At the end of the Algerian war of independence, Chris Marker asked Parisians to spontaneously give their opinions on a range of topics.

Pierre Lhomme: Shooting From the Shoulder

  • Festival
  • November 20, 2017

Full focus on cinematography at IDFA

  • Festival
  • October 3, 2017

Camera in Focus

  • Festival
  • November 20, 2017

Amal: A Force of Nature

  • Festival
  • November 16, 2017

Report: Interview Mohamad Siam, director of Amal

  • Media
  • November 18, 2017

Summer School report: 'I’m getting more out of this than they are'

  • Industry
  • July 10, 2017