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    A list of all films and interactive documentaries selected for IDFA throughout the years.

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    Among the Believers

    • Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Ali Naqvi
    • 2015
    • 84 min
    • Best of Fests, Benjamin Barber: Jihad vs. McWorld 2015

    A unique, disturbing glance inside the Red Mosque movement, a network of schools in Pakistan that promotes radical Islam.

    And Miles to Go

    • Singh Sukdev
    • 1965
    • 15 min
    • Focus: Archives Present

    S. Sukhdev's AND MILES TO GO is representative of the angry protest oriented documentarists of the sixties and early seventies.

    Before My Eyes

    • Mani Kaul
    • 1988
    • 23 min
    • Focus: Archives Present

    Mani Kaul's BEFORE MY EYES is a mesmerising 'filmscape' on the Kashmir valley


    • Sourav Sarangi
    • 2008
    • 92 min
    • India - East Side Stories

    An intimate glimpse into the world of a three-year-old boy who lives with his blind parents in a poor neighbourhood of Calcutta.

    Bishar Blues

    • Amitabh Chakraborty
    • 2006
    • 80 min
    • Panorama

    A journey through a world of tombs and mystical fakirs in West-Bengal in an original and visual exploration of the marfat, a liberal form of Islam that honours man as the supreme being.

    Bitter Seeds

    • Micha X. Peled
    • 2011
    • 87 min
    • IDFA Competition for Green Screen Documentary

    Every 30 minutes, another Indian cotton farmer commits suicide. Filmmaker Micha Peled investigates why this is happening and follows one of them to the edge of the abyss.


    • Amlan Datta
    • 2011
    • 117 min
    • Panorama

    The harmony in a mountain village in India gets disrupted by the building of a dam and a ban on the traditional cultivation of cannabis.


    • Pankaj Johar
    • 2015
    • 85 min
    • Panorama

    A personal and grueling quest for justice in the case of the mysterious suicide of a 14-year-old girl in Delhi.

    Children of the Pyre

    • Rajesh Jala
    • 2008
    • 74 min
    • India - East Side Stories

    A remarkably filmed, powerful story about Indian children working at the biggest crematorium on the planet.

    The Cinema Travellers

    • Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya
    • 2016
    • 96 min
    • Best of Fests

    An affectionate, melancholy ode to a vanishing phenomenon in rural India: the traveling cinema. Can the ancient projector compete with TV?