All Documentaries

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

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    • Lorenzo Hagerman
    • 2010
    • 95 min

    A retrospective on the events leading up to the tumultuous 2006 presidential election in Mexico, with a vote margin of only 0.56 percent separating the two main candidates.


    • Renate Costa
    • 2010
    • 95 min

    In Paraguay, "108" is a derogatory term for homosexuals. In this documentary, filmmaker Renate Costa investigates the history of her 108 uncle.

    12 Days of Waiting

    • Atousa Bandeh Ghiasabadi
    • 2008
    • 39 min

    Political developments dominate the private life of an old Iranian couple who try in vain to get in touch with their emigrated daughter.

    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.


    • William Karel
    • 2009
    • 104 min

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


    • 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.

    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.

    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.


    • 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.

    66 Months

    • James Bluemel
    • 2011
    • 85 min

    Unflinching yet respectful, the camera records the decline of two boozing, fighting, destructive outcasts who develop a loving relationship despite it all.