All Documentaries

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

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    Mexico (20)

    All of Me

    • Arturo Gonzalez Villaseñor
    • 2014
    • 90 min
    • Panorama

    Every day for almost 20 years now, the women of La Patrona in Mexico have given food to illegal migrants traveling as stowaways on a train headed toward the United States.

    América

    • Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside
    • 2018
    • 76 min
    • Best of Fests

    With their father in prison, three Mexican brothers care for their elderly grandmother, who is suffering from dementia.

    Beauties of the Night

    • Maria José Cuevas
    • 2016
    • 91 min
    • Best of Fests

    These older Mexican showgirls had their heyday in the 1970s, but they are still celebrating their love of beauty – and the spotlight.

    Cartel Land

    • Matthew Heineman
    • 2015
    • 98 min
    • Best of Fests, Benjamin Barber: Jihad vs. McWorld 2015

    A haunting, disturbing portrait of vigilantes who combat organized crime on either side of the Mexican-American border.

    Cassandro, the Exotico!

    • Marie Losier
    • 2018
    • 75 min
    • Best of Fests

    Glitter, glamour and broken bones. The life of a Mexican show wrestler has its darker side, as this flamboyant veteran artiste knows all too well.

    Chavela

    • Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi
    • 2017
    • 93 min
    • Music Documentary

    The life story of popular singer Chavela Vargas mirrors her haunting rancheras about despair, loneliness and heartbreak.

    Devil's Freedom

    • Everardo González
    • 2017
    • 74 min
    • Masters

    Candid interviews with both victims and perpetrators create an impression of how systematic violence is devastating Mexican society.

    The Holy Mountain

    • Alejandro Jodorowsky
    • 1973
    • 114 min
    • Top 10

    A surreal tale brimming with visual metaphors about a hippie-like Christ figure and an alchemist in a world of earthly temptations and cruelty.

    Juan Perros

    • Rodrigo Imaz
    • 2016
    • 34 min
    • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

    An atmospheric portrait of a philosophical eccentric who lives with his pigs and a pack of dogs next to a garbage dump in the Mexican desert.

    Just Playing with the Birds

    • Simona Canonica
    • 2014
    • 88 min
    • Panorama

    So close to the promised land, yet so far away. In a dusty Mexican village, even dreams of the future just seem to evaporate.

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