All Documentaries

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

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    Migration (81)

    Ahmed - Almost 13

    • Ritchie Cavander-Cole
    • 2011
    • 38 min
    • Kids & Docs

    An intimate glimpse into the daily life of a Chechen family in Norway, seen through the eyes of the oldest son, a 13-year-old.

    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.

    Another Life

    • Alexandre Dereims
    • 2011
    • 80 min
    • Panorama

    The filmmaker joins a perilous journey made by many young Africans across the Sahara into Libya. From here, they will cross to Italy.


    • Peter Van Goethem
    • 2011
    • 22 min
    • Paradocs

    In a poetic voice-over, a Russian man reflects on the moment he arrived as a young boy in Antwerp, together with thousands of other Russian immigrants.


    • Jacqueline van Vugt
    • 2013
    • 85 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    Africans migrating to Europe have to make their way through brutal border areas where violence, extortion and exhaustion are all commonplace.

    Castles in Spain

    • Pauline Horovitz
    • 2013
    • 26 min
    • Paradocs

    A wry portrait of a Jewish father whose suitcase is always packed to leave to Spain, the El Dorado for favorable conditions for survival.

    Central Airport THF

    • Karim Aïnouz
    • 2018
    • 97 min
    • Masters, Space

    Tempelhof is an iconic airport in Berlin that has served as a refugee camp since 2015. In the immense hangars, life goes on in spite of it all.


    • Sara Fattahi
    • 2018
    • 95 min
    • Best of Fests, Me

    What does war do to your mind? Three Syrian women make us their companions in grief and inner disengagement. Winner of a Golden Leopard at Locarno.


    • Amin Haghighizadeh
    • 2011
    • 28 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

    Twenty-seven year old Amin came to the Netherlands from Iran 10 years ago. Was it worth it, if he lost his childhood in the process?

    Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

    • Robert Drew
    • 1963
    • 52 min
    • The Visual Voice

    Documentary filmmaker Robert Drew and his team (Primary) filmed the tense conflict over racial segregation between President John F. Kennedy and Governor George Wallace of Alabama.