All Documentaries

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

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    10 Billion - What's on Your Plate?

    • Valentin Thurn
    • 2015
    • 102 min

    “Food fighter” Valentin Thurn travels the world in search of solutions for the impending food shortage.

    13, 14, 15

    • Claudius Beutler
    • 2009
    • 19 min

    Everyday, repetitive actions shape the lives of young Russians during a Siberian summer. Filmed in the style of a silent film.

    1Minute Nature

    • Stefanie Visjager, Katinka Baehr
    • 2016
    • 4

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

    5 Broken Cameras

    • Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
    • 2011
    • 90 min

    A powerful and personal portrait of a Palestinian village's opposition to encroaching Jewish settlements. Filmed by a villager over a period of several years.

    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.

    Addicted to Plastic

    • Ian Connacher
    • 2008
    • 85 min

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

    Ady Gasy, the Malagasy Way

    • Nantenaina Lova
    • 2014
    • 84 min

    People in Madagascar tackle the financial crisis inventively and sustainably, never losing their unique identity and good humor.

    The Age of Stupid

    • Franny Armstrong
    • 2008
    • 89 min

    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.

    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.

    Always Together

    • Eva Tomanova
    • 2014
    • 77 min

    The ideal life of a self-sufficient family in the Czech countryside is subtly dissected by the filmmaker, who has some reservations about the choices of the parents.