All Documentaries

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

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    2016 (307)

    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.

    13 Days. Industrial Party Process

    • Yakov Poselsky
    • 1930
    • 44 min

    A dozen men are on trial for crimes against the Russian Revolution in 1930. They confess, but what are we really watching here?

    1Minute Nature

    • Stefanie Visjager, Katinka Baehr
    • 2016
    • 4

    In short, imaginative animated documentaries, children talk about their relationship with nature.

    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.

    Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    • Steve James
    • 2016
    • 90 min

    Not all bankers escaped prosecution in the U.S. mortgage crisis: a small Chinese-American family bank spent years fighting in the courts.

    Abandoned Land

    • Gilles Laurent
    • 2016
    • 73 min

    A thoughtful portrait of the people who have returned to their homes in the evacuated zone around the Fukushima nuclear power station, despite the radioactivity.


    • Mustafa Ünlü
    • 2016
    • 104 min

    Eyewitness accounts of the deadliest suicide attack in modern Turkish history, which occurred in Ankara during a march for peace on October 10, 2015.

    Alexei and the Spring

    • Seiichi Motohashi
    • 2002
    • 104 min

    Life in Budische calmly carries on for 55 elderly locals and the younger Alexei, all of whom refused to be evacuated after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

    All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

    • Alfred Peabody
    • 2016
    • 92 min

    Independent, investigative, adversarial journalists, including Glenn Greenwald, allow the camera to follow them, as they use government documents to expose deception.