All Documentaries

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

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    #chicagoGirl -- The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

    • Joe Piscatella
    • 2013
    • 74 min

    An 19-year-old American student has been helping to coordinate the Syrian revolution from a suburb of Chicago since 2011, armed with all imaginable social networks.

    100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time

    • Kira Pollack, Paul Moakley
    • 2016

    A multimedia project by Time magazine on the hundred photos that have shaped our world. Short films, essays and stories from those who have made the news explain why.

    12th & Delaware

    • Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing
    • 2010
    • 87 min

    A shocking but humorous look at the practices of the pro-life Pregnancy Care Center opposite an abortion clinic in Fort Pierce, Florida.

    18 Days in Egypt

    • Jigar Mehta
    • 2011
    • 60 min

    A crowd-sourced interactive documentary that features thousands of videos, photos, e-mails and tweets from the Egyptian Revolution to tell the stories from those 18 pivotal days.


    • Johanna Hamilton
    • 2014
    • 79 min

    In 1971, information about illegal surveillance practices came to light after a break-in at an FBI office. The perpetrators now they tell their story.

    24 Hours on Craigslist

    • Michael Ferris Gibson
    • 2004
    • 79 min

    Eight film crews set out for one day to find the buyers and sellers behind a wide variety of advertisements on an Internet site, to discover the stories behind the text.

    3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets

    • Marc Silver
    • 2015
    • 98 min

    A 17-year-old African-American dies in an argument over loud music. The course of events elicits questions on gun ownership and racism.

    4.1 Miles

    • Daphne Matziaraki
    • 2016
    • 22 min

    Ride along with Lesbos coast guard captain Kyriakos and his fellow coastguardsmen, who save thousands of refugees from the sea each day.

    42 up

    • Michael Apted
    • 1998
    • 133 min

    What has become of the dreams and aspirations of the fourteen English people, now 42 years old, who were followed by Michael Apted since they were seven?

    51 Birch Street

    • Doug Block
    • 2005
    • 88 min

    When filmmaker Doug Block's mother dies and his father marries his former secretary three months later, he discovers a family history far more complex and troubled than he ever imagined.