All Documentaries

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

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    • Johanna Hamilton
    • 2014
    • 79 min

    In 1971, information about illegal surveillance practices came to light after a break-in at an FBI office. The perpetrators now they tell their story.

    The 3 Rooms of Melancholia

    • Pirjo Honkasalo
    • 2004
    • 106 min

    Shot in St. Petersburg, Grozny and Ingushetia, this multilayered, poetic film deals with basic human feelings, fear, loneliness, war, life's dilemmas and misery.

    30 Years of Darkness

    • Manuel H. Martín
    • 2011
    • 85 min

    The incredible story of Manuel Cortés, nicknamed the "Mijas mole," who went into hiding in his own home for 30 years in Franco’s Spain.

    37 Uses For a Dead Sheep

    • Ben Hopkins
    • 2006
    • 85 min

    This colourful documentary blends seriousness and humour, homesickness and heroic feats, as it centres on a small populace riding the surf of history.

    3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets

    • Marc Silver
    • 2015
    • 98 min

    A 17-year-old African-American dies in an argument over loud music. The course of events elicits questions on gun ownership and racism.

    5 Broken Cameras

    • Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
    • 2011
    • 90 min

    A powerful and personal portrait of a Palestinian village's opposition to encroaching Jewish settlements. Filmed by a villager over a period of several years.

    66 Months

    • James Bluemel
    • 2011
    • 85 min

    Unflinching yet respectful, the camera records the decline of two boozing, fighting, destructive outcasts who develop a loving relationship despite it all.

    9 Muses of Star Empire

    • Hark-Joon Lee
    • 2012
    • 82 min

    A year in the life of a Korean girl band on an exhausting journey to stardom.

    Abu Jamil Street

    • Monchovet Alexis, Stephane Marchetti
    • 2010
    • 52 min

    Four jolly young Palestinain men at work digging underground tunnels from the Gaza Strip to Egypt.

    The Act of Killing

    • Joshua Oppenheimer
    • 2012
    • 159 min

    In this shocking and groundbreaking documentary, former death squad leaders dramatizetheir rolein the mass murder of Indonesian communists in Hollywood genres of their choice.