All Documentaries

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

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    Among the Believers

    • Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Ali Naqvi
    • 2015
    • 84 min
    • Regular program: Best of Fests, Focus: Benjamin Barber: Jihad vs. McWorld 2015

    A unique, disturbing glance inside the Red Mosque movement, a network of schools in Pakistan that promotes radical Islam.


    • 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.

    Atlas of Pentecostalism

    • Richard Vijgen, Bregtje van der Haak
    • 2013
    • DocLab: Immersive Reality

    This dynamic interactive database charts the astonishing rise of the Pentecostal movement. At 35,000 new converts every day, it’s the fastest growing religion in the world.


    • Pirjo Honkasalo
    • 1996
    • 76 min
    • Camera in Focus

    The pilgrimage of two Indian brothers to the source of the Ganges serves as a powerful portrait of religious India.

    A Balloon for Allah

    • Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
    • 2011
    • 58 min
    • Regular program: Panorama

    Tijdens fantasievolle zoektocht naar een antwoord hoe de rol van de vrouw in moslimculturen te verbeteren, ontmoet Noors-Turkse filmmaker voorvechters voor een liberale islam.


    • Guy-Marc Hinant
    • 2015
    • 125 min
    • Regular program: Panorama

    A darkly intimate exploration of history and life in Birobidzhan, capital of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast in Russia.

    Black Sheep

    • Christian Cerami
    • 2015
    • 16 min
    • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

    A raw directorial debut about two impressionable brothers who attend a far-right anti-Islam protest in Britain. Their reactions are very different.


    • Nontawat Numbenchapol
    • 2013
    • 96 min
    • Focus: Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia

    This unorthodox road movie unravels the tangled border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over the Preah Vihear Hindu temple.


    • Ventura Durall, Salvador Sunyer, Sergi Cameron
    • 2014
    • 94 min
    • Regular program: Best of Fests

    In the weeks leading up to the predicted apocalypse of 2012, the French village of Bugarach is transformed into a spiritual sanctuary.

    Cap or Kippah

    • Susanne Engels
    • 2012
    • 15 min
    • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

    Fourteen-year-old Bram is fed up with hiding the fact that he is Jewish at school. Hence the documentary: "Maybe now they'll get it."