All Documentaries

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

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    2015 (319)

    About Heaven

    • Stéphane Goël
    • 2015
    • 85 min

    A group of Swiss senior citizens discusses their ideas about life after death in a series of remarkable, moving and funny conversations.

    According to Protocol

    • Anne-Marieke Graafmans
    • 2015
    • 49 min

    The performance of two emergency call operators comes under scrutiny with the introduction of a new and more commercial protocol.

    Afghanistan Night Stories

    • Alka Sadat
    • 2015
    • 60 min

    The everyday life of Afghan soldiers fighting against the Taliban in a special commando unit of the national army.

    Aida

    • Maysoon El-Massry
    • 2015
    • 20 min

    Every day, the frail 86-year-old Aida pushes her wheelchair full of roses and unwanted knickknacks through the busy traffic of Alexandria, Egypt.

    Alisa in Warland

    • Alisa Kovalenko, Liubov Durakova
    • 2015
    • 74 min

    A candid, personal self-portrait by a young woman traveling through Ukraine after the outbreak of the revolution.

    Am I Dreaming of Others, or Are Others Dreaming of Me?

    • Shigeo Arikawa
    • 2014
    • 11 min

    This surreal dream simulation is simultaneously familiar and discomfiting as it lets go of the linear time frame and sidelines language.

    The American Epic Sessions

    • Bernard MacMahon
    • 2015
    • 146 min

    Contemporary artists use recently restored, authentic 1920s recording equipment to record new versions of songs from that period – with exciting results.

    American Epic: The Big Bang

    • Bernard MacMahon
    • 2015
    • 53 min

    This exciting documentary illustrates the birth of American popular music in the 1920s, focusing on the Carter Family and the Memphis Jug Band in particular.

    Among the Believers

    • Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Ali Naqvi
    • 2015
    • 84 min

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

    Aracati

    • Aline Portugal, Julia De Simone
    • 2015
    • 62 min

    As the wind blows across northeastern Brazil, people talk about the changes here. Meanwhile, the landscape speaks its own language.  

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