All Documentaries

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

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    #chicagoGirl -- The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

    • Joe Piscatella
    • 2013
    • 74 min

    An 19-year-old American student has been helping to coordinate the Syrian revolution from a suburb of Chicago since 2011, armed with all imaginable social networks.

    11 und 12

    • Till Harms
    • 1999
    • 70 min

    The astonishing love affair between a political prisoner from East Berlin and her interrogator.

    24 Hours on Craigslist

    • Michael Ferris Gibson
    • 2004
    • 79 min

    Eight film crews set out for one day to find the buyers and sellers behind a wide variety of advertisements on an Internet site, to discover the stories behind the text.

    A/K/A Tommy Chong

    • Josh Gilbert
    • 2005
    • 75 min

    How the old counterculture veteran Tommy Chong (who used to make up a comic duo with Cheech) lands in jail for dealing in bongs.


    • Carla Valencia Dávila
    • 2010
    • 93 min

    Ecuadorian documentary filmmaker Carla Valencia Dvila's debut film about her two exceptional grandfathers: a political activist who died young and a "wonder doctor" who sought immortality.

    Afghan Star

    • Havana Marking
    • 2008
    • 87 min

    A snapshot of an optimistic but divided Afghanistan, centred around four young contestants on a tremendously popular TV talent show.

    Afghans Don't Flirt

    • Jochen Frank
    • 2004
    • 75 min

    Portrait of a 35-year-old German woman who works with humanitarian aid organisations in inaccessible regions of Afghanistan.

    Agnus Dei

    • Alejandra Sánchez
    • 2010
    • 87 min

    A frank and moving portrait of a young adult who was sexually abused by a priest as a child.

    The Alcohol Years

    • Carol Morley
    • 2000
    • 50 min

    Filmmaker interviews old acquaintances about the years when she was constantly drunk.

    Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution

    • Alex Meillier
    • 2012
    • 78 min

    The remarkable love story of human rights activist Kirsty Sword and political prisoner Xanana Gusmo, who joined forces for the independence of East Timor.