All Documentaries

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

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    Turkey (14)

    Ah

    • Mustafa Ünlü
    • 2016
    • 104 min
    • Panorama

    Eyewitness accounts of the deadliest suicide attack in modern Turkish history, which occurred in Ankara during a march for peace on October 10, 2015.

    Ashura

    • Köken Ergun
    • 2013
    • 24 min
    • Paradocs

    Shiite Muslim boys take part in a commemoration of Hussein, Mohammed’s grandson. They understand the tradition’s gravity, but they are too young to stay serious the whole time.

    Ayhan and me

    • belit sağ
    • 2016
    • 14 min
    • Paradocs: Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA

    A video essay presenting a razor-sharp analysis of the workings of censorship, the power of images and the tense relationship between art and state control.

    The Call

    • Reber Dosky
    • 2013
    • 25 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

    Can a goatherd manage to persuade his son to abandon life in Istanbul and return to his ancestral Kurdish home?

    Dil Leyla

    • Asli Özarslan
    • 2016
    • 72 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

    Leyla Imret is only 26 and has just been elected mayor of the Turkish town of Cizre – the heart of Kurdish resistance – when a new civil war starts to loom.

    Distant Constellation

    • Shevaun Mizrahi
    • 2017
    • 82 min
    • Best of Fests

    A beautifully observed portrait of the residents of a retirement home for minorities in Istanbul. It's a place where time stands still and memories reign supreme.   

    Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction

    • Joe Berlinger
    • 2017
    • 115 min
    • Masters

    What happened during the Armenian genocide? Why has this history been rewritten, and who benefits? On mass murder, denial and opinion-forming. 

    Karsu

    • Mercedes Stalenhoef
    • 2012
    • 87 min
    • IDFA Competition for Music Documentary

    Coming-of-age film about Karsu Dönmez, a young singer from Amsterdam who started playing piano in her parents' Turkish restaurant.

    Kismet

    • Nina Maria Paschalidou
    • 2013
    • 52 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    What makes Turkish soap operas so incredibly popular? Kismet gets answers from the people who make them, as well as sociologists and loyal fans from all over the world.

    Mr. Gay Syria

    • Ayse Toprak
    • 2017
    • 88 min
    • Panorama

    A refugee named Husein decides to compete in the Mr. Gay Syria pageant to draw attention to homosexuality among his people.

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