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    Flavours of Iraq

    • Leonard Cohen
    • France
    • 2018
    • 50
    • Serialized, DocLab Humanoid Cookbook, IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling, DocLab Program

      Twenty powerful animated films appeal to the senses in a rich portrayal of the country and familiy of an Iraqi-French journalist.

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      • Edouard Salier
      • France
      • 2005
      • 10 min
      • Animation Docs

        The Empire unveils everything but sees nothing. Its enemies idealize everything but tolerate nothing. What if it all came down to flesh?

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        A French Laundry

        • Elisabeth Vogler
        • France
        • 2014
        • 45 min
        • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

          A portrait of an 89-year old Frenchman who steadfastly continues to run his laundromat on the French Riviera until forced out by demolition crews.

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          Goliath: Playing with Reality

          • Barry Gene Murphy, May Abdalla
          • United Kingdom, France
          • 2021
          • 25 min
          • DocLab: Liminal Reality, IDFA Doclab Spotlight

            This VR depicts the disorienting experience of schizophrenia, and how Goliath finds his footing in the virtual world of online multiplayer gaming. The voiceover by Tilda Swinton reminds us that every reality is a mental construct.

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            The Great Animal Orchestra

            • Thomas Deyriès
            • France
            • 2016
            • IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling, DocLab: Elastic Reality, DocLab Program

              Imagine you are the conductor of an animal orchestra in this interactive and incredibly detailed natural soundscape, compiled by artist and nature recordist Bernie Krause.

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              • Nara Normande
              • France, Brazil
              • 2018
              • 15 min
              • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

                Filmmaker Nara Normande uses a remarkable blend of animation techniques to recall happier times on the beaches of her childhood. 

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                Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy

                • Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
                • France, Chad
                • 2016
                • 82 min
                • Masters

                  An emotional encounter with victims of the Chadian dictator Hissein Habré and his reign of terror that lasted from 1982 to 1990 – with American and French support.

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                  Home Games

                  • Alisa Kovalenko
                  • France, Ukraine, Poland
                  • 2018
                  • 86 min
                  • Best of Fests

                    An intimate portrait of a talented soccer player who tries to keep her life on track despite a troubled home life. 

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                    • Yann Arthus-Bertrand
                    • France
                    • 2015
                    • 190 min
                    • Best of Fests

                      Staring straight into the camera, people from all over talk about issues that have affected their lives – from light-hearted reminiscences to extremely painful memories.

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                      Journey to the End of Coal

                      • Samuel Bollendorff
                      • France
                      • 2008
                      • IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling, DocLab Program

                        An educational web documentary that lets viewers investigate the world of Chinese coal miners who risk their lives in state-owned and private coal plants. 300 photographs and many hours of video and sound were used to create a striking immersive environment.

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