All Documentaries

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

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    2008 (290)

    About Love; Mr. & Mrs. Chan

    • Ting Chan
    • 2008
    • 25 min
    • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

    This observation of Ting Chan's parents, who emigrated from Hong Kong to the Netherlands after their arranged marriage is at the same time an indirect self-analysis by the filmmaker.

    Ada Gallery

    • Uladzimir Kolas
    • 2008
    • 53 min
    • Regular program: Panorama

    Under the motto "Beauty influences people," Ada Raichonak organises a painting festival each year in her village in rural Belarus.

    Addicted to Plastic

    • Ian Connacher
    • 2008
    • 85 min
    • Regular program: Panorama

    A surprising look into the ecological impact of the most successful material of the past century: plastic.

    Afghan Girls Can Kick

    • Bahareh Hosseini
    • 2007
    • 50 min
    • Regular program: Panorama

    After years of repression by the Taliban, the women's national soccer team in Afghanistan tries to develop into a full-fledged team.

    Afghan Star

    • Havana Marking
    • 2008
    • 87 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    A snapshot of an optimistic but divided Afghanistan, centred around four young contestants on a tremendously popular TV talent show.

    After the Rape

    • Catherine Ulmer
    • 2008
    • 75 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    A film about the efforts of the Pakistani Mukhtar Mai to fight the violence against women in her society with education.

    The Age of Stupid

    • Franny Armstrong
    • 2008
    • 89 min
    • Regular program: 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.

    The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector

    • Vikram Jayanti
    • 2008
    • 100 min
    • Regular program: Masters

    A rare interview with the legendary music producer Phil Spector, who allegedly murdered the actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.

    Alice in the Land

    • Esteban Larrain
    • 2008
    • 86 min
    • Regular program: Best of Fests

    A Bolivian teenager hikes all the way from her impoverished town to a city in Chile in search of a job.

    All Together Now

    • Adrian Wills
    • 2008
    • 84 min
    • Regular program: Best of Fests

    All Together Now is a year in the life of the stressful preparations for a Cirque du Soleil show based on Beatles music, under the watchful eye of none other than Paul McCartney.