All Documentaries

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

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    Ahmad's Hair

    • Susan Koenen
    • 2016
    • 16 min
    • IDFA School Program

    Syrian refugee Ahmad (12) is busy trying to make Dutch friends. It turns out he's also on a personal, heart-warming mission.

    Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

    • Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
    • 2003
    • 89 min
    • The Visual Voice

    For the second time, Nick Broomfield focuses on the tragic fate of Aileen Wuornos, "America’s first female serial killer."

    Aleppo's Fall

    • Nizam Najar
    • 2017
    • 85 min
    • Panorama

    Years of war have failed to weaken the position of President Bashar al-Assad. Embedded with the rebels, filmmaker Nizam Najjar investigates why.

    Ali Aqa

    • Kamran Heidari
    • 2017
    • 81 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    A dynamic portrait of a recalcitrant 70-year-old pigeon enthusiast who escapes the reality of old age by caring for his birds.

    Alicia

    • Maasja Ooms
    • 2017
    • 90 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    Nine-year-old Alicia just wants a safe and loving environment, but that’s not always easy when you live in an orphanage.

    Amal

    • Mohamed Siam
    • 2017
    • 83 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, Shifting Perspectives: The Arab World

    At age 14, Amal is already taking part in protests on Tahrir Square. In the years after, she searches for her identity in a country in transition.

    American Valhalla

    • Andreas Neumann, Joshua Homme
    • 2017
    • 82 min
    • Music Documentary

    This film about the genesis of Iggy Pop’s hit 2016 album Post Pop Depression shows he still has a "Lust for Life."

    The Ancient Woods

    • Mindaugas Survila
    • 2017
    • 85 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    A poetic and atypical nature film about the various inhabitants of an old-growth forest—in the air, on the ground and in the water.

    Andy's Promise

    • Nathalie Crum
    • 2017
    • 16 min
    • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs, IDFA Junior

    A touching portrait of a 13-year-old boy fighting to prevent the centuries-old tradition of the "schutterij" from dying out.

    Another News Story

    • Orban Wallace
    • 2017
    • 84 min
    • Best of Fests

    A caravan of refugees and journalists makes its way across Europe, one group in search of safety, the other after a good story.

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