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.

    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.

    3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets

    • Marc Silver
    • 2015
    • 98 min

    A 17-year-old African-American dies in an argument over loud music. The course of events elicits questions on gun ownership and racism.

    4.1 Miles

    • Daphne Matziaraki
    • 2016
    • 22 min

    Ride along with Lesbos coast guard captain Kyriakos and his fellow coastguardsmen, who save thousands of refugees from the sea each day.

    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.

    51 Birch Street

    • Doug Block
    • 2005
    • 88 min

    When filmmaker Doug Block's mother dies and his father marries his former secretary three months later, he discovers a family history far more complex and troubled than he ever imagined.


    • 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.

    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.

    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.

    According to Protocol

    • Anne-Marieke Graafmans
    • 2015
    • 49 min

    The performance of two emergency call operators comes under scrutiny with the introduction of a new and more commercial protocol.