All Documentaries

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

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    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.

    17000 Islands

    • Thomas A. Østbye, Edwin
    • 2013

    A crowdsourcing project on the propagandistic "Taman Mini" amusement park, in which the films made by visitors lead to a dialogue about Indonesian history.

    1929

    • William Karel
    • 2009
    • 104 min

    Wall Street, October 1929: the greatest economic crisis of the 20th century suddenly breaks out. Could it happen again?

    1971

    • 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.

    30 Years of Darkness

    • Manuel H. Martín
    • 2011
    • 85 min

    The incredible story of Manuel Cortés, nicknamed the "Mijas mole," who went into hiding in his own home for 30 years in Franco’s Spain.

    444-Day Face-Off

    • Mohammad Shirvani
    • 2008
    • 70 min

    After 30 years American hostages and Iranian hostage takers talk about their 444 days together during the occupation of the US Embassy in Tehran.

    56Up

    • Michael Apted
    • 2012
    • 140 min

    Every seven years since 1964, this now celebrated sociological film experiment has been following the lives of 14 British people from various classes born in 1957.

    9.79*

    • Daniel Gordon
    • 2012
    • 80 min

    The eight finalists of the 100-meter dash in the 1988 Olympics look back on the race, in which winner Ben Johnson was caught using drugs.

    900 Days

    • Jessica Gorter
    • 2011
    • 77 min

    Survivors of the Siege of Leningrad (September 1941-January 1944) matter-of-factly separate the propagandistic myth from their horrific personal memories.

    Abu Jamil Street

    • Monchovet Alexis, Stephane Marchetti
    • 2010
    • 52 min

    Four jolly young Palestinain men at work digging underground tunnels from the Gaza Strip to Egypt.

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