All Documentaries

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

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    Before My Feet Touch the Ground

    • Daphni Leef
    • 2017
    • 77 min
    • Panorama

    A young Israeli named Daphni looks back on the time she went from a naive demonstrator to the figurehead of a national protest movement.

    Censored Voices

    • Mor Loushy
    • 2015
    • 84 min
    • Best of Fests

    In this revealing historical documentary, Israeli soldiers provide eyewitness accounts of the Six Day War. Their ambivalence stands in great contrast to the heroism on the news.

    Channels of Rage

    • Anat Halachmi
    • 2003
    • 72 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    Alertly filmed rise of rap scene in Israel symbolises the polarising struggle and the quest for identity.

    Checkpoint

    • Yoav Shamir
    • 2003
    • 80 min
    • Audience Top 20

    Impression of daily confrontations between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians at numerous checkpoints in the occupied territories.

    Death in the Terminal

    • Tali Shemesh, Asaf Sudry
    • 2016
    • 53 min
    • IDFA School Program

    A reconstruction of an attack on an Israeli bus terminal in 2015 and the tragedy that developed from it.

    Dream Homes Property Consultants

    • Alexandra Handal
    • 2013
    • IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling

    Presenting itself as a high-end real estate agency's website, this labyrinthine web-documentary uses expropriated houses to uncover Palestinian stories of displacement from West Jerusalem.

    Faces

    • Gmax
    • 2007
    • 85 min
    • Joris Ivens Competition

    In March 2007 French photographer and street artist JR and his friend Marco embarked on the biggest illegal photo exhibition ever. Enormous portraits were pasted on both sides of the Wall of Separation, as well as in eight Palestinian and Israeli cities.

    Forever Pure

    • Maya Zinshtein
    • 2016
    • 85 min
    • Best of Fests

    Two Muslim players join Beitar Jerusalem, an otherwise exclusively Jewish Israeli soccer team. The consequences are colossal for the players and fans alike.

    Ghost Hunting

    • Raed Andoni
    • 2017
    • 94 min
    • Best of Fests, Shifting Perspectives: The Arab World

    In accurately reconstructed prison cells, Palestinian former prisoners re-enact their own suppressed memories. Poignant and confrontational.

    The Good Son

    • Shirly Berkovitz
    • 2013
    • 52 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    Twenty-two year old Or tricks his parents into financing his sex change operation, and then returns to Tel Aviv to face her family.

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