All Documentaries

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

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    Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

    • Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
    • 2003
    • 89 min
    • The Visual Voice

    For the second time, Nick Broomfield focuses on the tragic fate of Aileen Wuornos, "America’s first female serial killer."

    Blue Orchids

    • Johan Grimonprez
    • 2017
    • 48 min
    • Paradocs

    A double portrait of two experts situated on opposite ends of the same issue—the global arms trade.   

    Ouarzazate Movie

    • Ali Essafi
    • 2001
    • 57 min
    • Shifting Perspectives: The Arab World

    A caustic critique of the way Hollywood blockbuster film productions routinely exploit the citizens of Ouarzazate, Morocco.


    • Laura Bari
    • 2017
    • 95 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    Shockingly traumatic experiences are transformed into a beautiful portrait of two ordinary adolescents with familiar questions about life.


    • Noa Aharoni
    • 2017
    • 53 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    A heartrending film about the way Holocaust survivors themselves became perpetrators of abuse, making their children victims of their traumas.

    Solving My Mother

    • Ieva Ozolina
    • 2017
    • 104 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    A Latvian mother is charged with emotional blackmail by her adult son. Can anything be salvaged from this destructive mother-son relationship?

    A Woman Captured

    • Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
    • 2017
    • 89 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    A modern-day slave dreams of a different life. Through the presence of the filmmaker, she no longer feels alone and finds new courage.