All Documentaries

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

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    Israel (37)

    Backwards

    • Dana Gelman
    • 2018
    • 16 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

    The refugee crisis encapsulated in a single night: a crowd of people wait in front of the immigration office for the tiny chance that they'll be granted a refugee status. 

    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.

    Cause of Death

    • Ramy A. Katz
    • 2018
    • 79 min
    • Frontlight

    In 2002, Tel Aviv police officer Salim was murdered by a terrorist, but his brother has doubts about the official account.

    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 Favorites

    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, DocLab: Interactive Reality

    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
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    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.

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