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    Explore all films and interactive documentaries that have been shown at IDFA over the years. Many are available to watch online, some for free!

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    Abu Jamil Street

    • Monchovet Alexis, Stephane Marchetti
    • France, Israel
    • 2010
    • 52 min
    • Panorama

    Four jolly young Palestinain men at work digging underground tunnels from the Gaza Strip to Egypt.

    Addicted in Afghanistan

    • Jawed Taiman
    • Afghanistan, England
    • 2009
    • 75 min
    • Panorama

    An intimate and somber portrait of the teenagers Jabar and Zahir, two of the more than one million drug addicts in Afghanistan.

    Addicted to Solitude

    • Jon Bang Carlsen
    • Denmark
    • 1999
    • 60 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    Very personal travelogue about South Africa in the post-apartheid years.

    Ady Gasy, the Malagasy Way

    • Nantenaina Lova
    • Madagascar, France
    • 2014
    • 84 min
    • Panorama

    People in Madagascar tackle the financial crisis inventively and sustainably, never losing their unique identity and good humor.

    An Affair of the Heart

    • Sylvia Caminer
    • United States
    • 2012
    • 93 min
    • Best of Fests

    For fans of Rick Springfield, who was a big star in the 1980s, love for their idol is an all-embracing experience.

    An African Election

    • Jarreth Merz
    • Ghana, Switzerland, United States
    • 2010
    • 89 min
    • Panorama

    Twenty-eight days before the presidential election in Ghana, the country oscillates between hope for change and fear of conflict.

    The Age of Stupid

    • Franny Armstrong
    • England
    • 2008
    • 89 min
    • Panorama

    This documentary drama depicts an uninhabitable earth in the year 2055. The librarian of world history explains which decisions led to the definitive climate change.

    Ahmed - Almost 13

    • Ritchie Cavander-Cole
    • Norway
    • 2011
    • 38 min
    • Kids & Docs

    An intimate glimpse into the daily life of a Chechen family in Norway, seen through the eyes of the oldest son, a 13-year-old.

    Ai Weiwei The Fake Case

    • Andreas Johnsen
    • Denmark
    • 2013
    • 86 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    After three months of solitary confinement, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei wonders about the toll his activism is taking.

    Ajax - Hark The Herald Angels Sing

    • Roel van Dalen
    • Netherlands
    • 2000
    • 92 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    Portrait of all sections of soccer club AFC Ajax during the 1999-2000 season.

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