Doc Talks & Filmmaker Talks

    Check out short Q&As after a screening and longer talks by documentary masters.

    During the festival, you can get up close and personal with IDFA filmmakers at Doc Talks and Filmmaker Talks. Doc Talks are extensive interviews with filmmakers, protagonists, and experts that take place right after the screening. Filmmaker Talks are longer conversations with renowned documentary directors, who discuss their approach to filmmaking within their body of work. See the complete list of talks here.

    Thu 21 November

    15:00

    Khartoum Offside + Doc Talk hosted by Movies that Matter

    • Marwa Zein
    • 2019
    • 76 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Thu 21 November
    • 15:00 - 16:45
    • De Balie - Grote Zaal
    Tickets available

    After the film, Margje de Koning (artistic director Movies that Matter) talks with director Marwa Zein and Meg Smith (program director Women Win) about this special portrait of footballing women in Sudan, who dream of coming out with a national team at the World Cup. A conversation about women's rights and the realization of your ideals through sport. What obstacles do you still have to overcome as a woman, worldwide and in particular Sudan?

    16:45

    Warheads + Doc Talk

    • Romuald Karmakar
    • 1992
    • 182 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Thu 21 November
    • 16:45 - 20:22
    • Eye Cinema 2
    Tickets available

    Followed by a talk with director and artist Romuald Karmakar, delving into his work on the film and his career that is equally marked by criticism of military and militarization as by the search for a concise and intensive cinematic language. Moderated by film programmer and author Pamela Cohn, in the context of focus program It Still Hurts.

    17:00

    Filmmaker Talk: Oeke Hoogendijk

      • event Created with Sketch. Thu 21 November
      • 17:00 - 18:02
      • Brakke Grond Rode Zaal
      Tickets available

      An inspirational, hour-long conversation with Dutch documentary director Oeke Hoogendijk about her body of work, creative methods and views on documentary filmmaking, highlighted by excerpts from her films.

      17:30

      Beats of the Antonov + Doc Talk hosted by Movies that Matter

      • Hajooj Kuka
      • 2014
      • 68 min
      • event Created with Sketch. Thu 21 November
      • 17:30 - 19:13
      • De Balie - Grote Zaal
      Tickets available

      After the film, there's music by Osama Meleegi (percussion and Oud) and dance by The Black Pharaohs. Also, Margje de Koning (artistic director Movies that Matter) talks with director Hajooj Kuka about how music — an integral part of daily life in Sudan — offers a new perspective on national identity and the Sudanese conflict. What stories are told with music and what does music mean for the people of southern Sudan? In the context of IDFA’s Spotlight Sudan program.

      18:45

      Max Richter’s Sleep + Doc Talk

      • Natalie Johns
      • 2019
      • 99 min
      • event Created with Sketch. Thu 21 November
      • 18:45 - 20:59
      • Tuschinski 1
      Tickets available

      This premiere is followed by a conversation with the director, composer Max Richter and artist Yulia Mahr about the creative process of Sleep—Richter's eight-hour composition intended to fall asleep to. What sacrifices did they have to make in the build-up to the ambitious performance in Los Angeles that is central to the film?

      20:30

      Talking About Trees + Doc Talk, co-presented by IDFA & De Balie

      • Suhaib Gasmelbari
      • 2019
      • 93 min
      • event Created with Sketch. Thu 21 November
      • 20:30 - 22:56
      • De Balie - Grote Zaal
      Sold out

      After the screening Jelena Sporin (PAX program manager Sudan) talks with directors Suhaib Gasmelbari, Hajooj Kuka, and Marwa Zein, who have documented recent developments in Sudan—a country ravaged by an ongoing civil war and split along cultural and ethnic lines. What role is there for film and filmmakers in depicting the ongoing changes in their country? This program is part of IDFA x De Balie. Discount available for Cineville-members.

      21:15

      The Euphoria of Being + Doc Talk

      • Réka Szabó
      • 2019
      • 84 min
      • event Created with Sketch. Thu 21 November
      • 21:15 - 23:14
      • Eye Cinema 2
      Sold out

      Followed by a talk with the filmmaker Réka Szabó, a renowned Hungarian film and theater director, on her film's contemporary reflection on surviving the Holocaust. Moderated by IDFA Associate Programmer María Campaña Ramia, in the context of IDFA’s focus program It Still Hurts.

      Fri 22 November

      13:00

      Filmmaker Talk: Patricio Guzmán

        • event Created with Sketch. Fri 22 November
        • 13:00 - 14:30
        • Tuschinski 1
        Tickets available

        Extensive conversation with IDFA’s guest of honor for the 2019 edition, Patricio Guzmán, based on excerpts of his work and his Top 10 favorite films. Visit this Talk with one of the most influential South American filmmakers. Tickets available from €8.50.

        16:00

        Filmmaker Talk: Marianne Khoury

          • event Created with Sketch. Fri 22 November
          • 16:00 - 17:00
          • Brakke Grond Rode Zaal
          Tickets available

          An inspirational, hour-long conversation with Egyptian documentary director Marianne Khoury. Writer Pamela Cohn talks with her about her body of work, creative methods and views on documentary filmmaking, highlighted by excerpts from her films.

          18:30

          Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer + Doc Talk

          • Andrey A. Tarkovsky
          • 2019
          • 93 min
          • event Created with Sketch. Fri 22 November
          • 18:30 - 20:38
          • Eye Cinema 1
          Sold out

          Following the screening, the director will discuss the work, the life and the viewpoints held by his father, Russian filmmaker Andrej Tarkovski. The conversation, joined by Eye curator Jaap Guldemond, will take place in the context of the Tarkovsky solo exhibition and film programme currently running in Eye, and led by film critic Dana Linssen.

          19:15

          1982 + Doc Talk

          • Lucas Gallo
          • 2019
          • 90 min
          • event Created with Sketch. Fri 22 November
          • 19:15 - 21:20
          • Eye Cinema 2
          Tickets available

          In the interview following this screening of 1982, film critic Nicolas Rapold talks to director Lucas Gallo about his use of Argentinian television footage broadcasted during the Falkland War. How did his montage shed a new light on both the material itself and this episode in recent history? In the context of focus program Re-releasing History.

          Sat 23 November

          16:45

          Marshawn Lynch: A History + Doc Talk

          • David Shields
          • 2019
          • 84 min
          • event Created with Sketch. Sat 23 November
          • 16:45 - 18:44
          • Eye Cinema 2
          Sold out

          Followed by an interview with director and author David Shields by film critic Eric Hynes about his essay on the media and its ties to racism, for which he used thousands of hours of media footage about NFL star Marshawn Lynch. In the context of focus program Re-releasing History.

          19:30

          For One More Hour with You + Doc Talk

            For One More Hour with You
            • event Created with Sketch. Sat 23 November
            • 19:30 - 21:00
            • Eye Cinema 2
            Tickets available

            After the screening, film critic Nicolas Rapold interviews director Alina Marazzi about this personal tribute to her mother, who died when Marazzi was seven years old, made using home movies and diary excerpts. In the context of focus program Re-releasing History.

            20:30

            Radio Silence + Doc Talk, co-presented by IDFA & De Balie

            • Juliana Fanjul
            • 2019
            • 77 min
            • event Created with Sketch. Sat 23 November
            • 20:30 - 22:22
            • De Balie - Grote Zaal
            Sold out

            This screening is followed by an extended conversation with director and journalist Carmen Aristegui—the film’s main character—led by IDFA's associate programmer María Campaña Ramia. In Mexico, where corruption, violence, and oppression prevail, the importance of independent journalism is immeasurable. How can further restrictions on independent journalism be prevented?

            Sun 24 November

            10:00

            iHuman + Doc Talk

            • Tonje Hessen Schei
            • 2019
            • 99 min
            • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
            • 10:00 - 12:14
            • Tuschinski 1
            Sold out

            After the screening, Bennie Mols will talk to the director, Edward Snowden (through Skype), Ben Wizner (Snowden's lawyer), Lee Fang and Jack Poulsen about the far-reaching consequences of artificial intelligence (AI)—one of the greatest challenges of modern times. Could it be the best development in the history of mankind? Or will it have a disastrous effect on society?

            10:30

            IDFA Hit: Push + Doc Talk

            • Fredrik Gertten
            • 2019
            • 92 min
            • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
            • 10:30 - 12:37
            • Carré Zaal
            Tickets available

            After the film, Massih Hutak will read a column and Ronald Ockhuysen, editor-in-chief of Het Parool, will talk about the world of gentrification, real estate mafia and venture capitalism with director Fredrik Gertten, protagonist Leilani Farha from the UN and urban planner Zef Hemel.IDFA Hits are films that we feel deserve a larger audience. Made possible by BankGiro Loterij.

            13:00

            Oxfam Novib Selection: Máxima + Doc Talk

            • Claudia Sparrow
            • 2019
            • 88 min
            • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
            • 13:00 - 15:03
            • Tuschinski 1
            Sold out

            A big goldmine in Peru wants to expand operations, and that would mean swallowing up the little plot of land belonging to Máxima. But she’s not about to go down without a fight. With impressive tenacity she battles it out against greed and corruption.Q&A led by Mirthe Frese with the filmmaker and Clémence Abbes, a French-Peruvian citizen who works for the Land Rights and Extractive industries team of Oxfam in Peru.

            13:45

            IDFA Hit: The Apollo + Doc Talk hosted by Black Achievement Month & John Adams Institute

            • Roger Ross Williams
            • 2019
            • 102 min
            • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
            • 13:45 - 15:59
            • Carré Zaal
            Tickets available

            After the screening, radio DJ Angelique Houtveen will talk with the director and Maarten van Hinte about the soul music greats featured in the film, and how the legendary history of the Apollo theater is inextricably linked to that of the African-American identity. In collaboration with Black Achievement Month and the John Adams Institute.IDFA Hits are films that we feel deserve a larger audience. Made possible by BankGiro Loterij.

            16:00

            Talking About Trees + Doc Talk

            • Suhaib Gasmelbari
            • 2019
            • 93 min
            • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
            • 16:00 - 18:08
            • Brakke Grond Grote Zaal
            Tickets available

            After the screening, Seada Nourhussen (chief editor of OneWorld) interviews the main characters: four friends and directors who set up a film club to try to keep Sudan's film culture alive. How do you let people experience the magic of film under a repressive regime, which is entirely against film?

            16:45

            One Day in People's Poland + Doc Talk

              One Day in People’s Poland
              • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
              • 16:45 - 18:19
              • Eye Cinema 2
              Tickets available

              Screening followed by an interview with director Maciej Drygas, led by film journalist Eric Hynes, in the context of IDFA’s focus program Re-releasing History. How did Drygas use various sources—both image and text—in this razor-sharp commentary on daily life in communist Poland in 1962?

              17:00

              Filmmaker Talk: Waad al-Kateab

                • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
                • 17:00 - 18:17
                • Brakke Grond Rode Zaal
                Tickets available

                An inspirational, hour-long conversation with documentary director Waad al-Kateab about her work as a citizen journalist and covering the female experience of war, having documented the conflict in Syria for many years. Highlighted by excerpts from her work.

                VPRO Extra: The Forum + Doc Talk

                • Marcus Vetter
                • 2019
                • 118 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
                • 17:00 - 19:43
                • Carré Zaal
                Sold out

                Introduction by Sigrid Kaag. After the screening, Joris Luyendijk talks to Klaus Schwab (World Economic Forum founder), Jennifer Morgan (Greenpeace International director), the director and the producer: who profits from the World Economic Forum? The entire world, or just the elite?VPRO offers something Extra during IDFA: a special screening followed by an interview with makers and guests.

                19:15

                Out of the Present + Doc Talk

                • Andrei Ujica
                • 1995
                • 96 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
                • 19:15 - 21:26
                • Eye Cinema 2
                Tickets available

                After the screening, film journalist Nicolas Rapold interviews director Andreï Ujica in the context of IDFA's focus program Re-releasing History. How did Ujica bring meaning to the endless stream of images he had at his disposal for this film, which consists entirely of archival footage?

                20:30

                Advocate + Doc Talk, co-presented by IDFA & De Balie

                • Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche
                • 2019
                • 108 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
                • 20:30 - 22:53
                • De Balie - Grote Zaal
                Sold out

                Extended conversation with the directors, a guest speaker (tba) and Lea Tsemel, the human rights advocate and protagonist of the film. They will enter into conversation with moderator Mirthe Frese about topics such as the Israeli justice system and different high profile cases in Lea Tsemel’s career. Introduction before the film screening by Natascha van Weezel.This program is part of IDFA x De Balie.

                IDFA Hit: My Rembrandt + Doc Talk

                • Oeke Hoogendijk
                • 2019
                • 95 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
                • 20:30 - 22:40
                • Carré Zaal
                Tickets available

                After the premiere, protagonists Taco Dibbits (director of the Rijksmuseum) and Jan Six (art dealer) and the film's director talk about the appeal of Rembrandt's paintings, which continues to cause a stir in the art market today. Led by Hadassah de Boer.IDFA Hits are films that we feel deserve a larger audience. Made possible by BankGiro Loterij.

                Mon 25 November

                11:30

                Heimat Is a Space in Time + Doc Talk

                • Thomas Heise
                • 2019
                • 218 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
                • 11:30 - 15:43
                • Tuschinski 4
                Tickets available

                Followed by a talk with director Thomas Heise, exploring the process through which he made the film. By connecting the dots of his own family's history, Heise builds a collective history of his country, Germany, spanning over a period just short of one century. Moderated by film programmer and author Pamela Cohn, in the context of focus program It Still Hurts.

                15:15

                Citizen K + Doc Talk hosted by De Groene Amsterdammer

                • Alex Gibney
                • 2019
                • 126 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
                • 15:15 - 17:56
                • Tuschinski 1
                Sold out

                Following the screening of a documentary on oligarch Michail Chodorkovski, the director and Derk Sauer (Dutch founder of The Moscow Times newspaper) will discuss the recent history of post-Soviet Russia and its transition from communism to capitalism. Conversation led by Coen van de Ven (De Groene Amsterdammer).

                16:00

                The Brink + Doc Talk

                • Alison Klayman
                • 2019
                • 91 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
                • 16:00 - 18:06
                • Kleine Komedie
                Sold out

                Followed by a conversation between director Alison Klayman and IDFA programmer Sarah Dawson, in the context of focus program The Villain. How do you get up close and personal with one of the figureheads of the rise of global right-wing populism, who doesn’t mind being the bad guy? How does one get under the skin of a master of spin, who thinks there's no such thing as bad publicity?

                18:15

                Still Life + Doc Talk

                • Susana de Sousa Dias
                • 2005
                • 72 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
                • 18:15 - 20:02
                • Eye Cinema 2
                Tickets available

                After the screening, film journalist Nicolas Rapold interviews director Susana de Sousa Dias in the context of IDFA's focus program Re-releasing History. Not only does she use archival footage, she also explicitly edits it. Using zooms, slomos and sound, she appropriates the material and gives it new meaning.

                18:45

                Oxfam Novib Selection: Overseas + Doc Talk

                • Sung-A Yoon
                • 2019
                • 91 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
                • 18:45 - 20:51
                • Tuschinski 1
                Tickets available

                How do you protect yourself against sexual harassment? How do you react to an abusive boss? In the Philippines, prospective housekeepers participate inrole-playing games to learn how to deal with their wealthy and demanding future employers overseas. Q&A led by Mirthe Frese with the filmmaker and Stefan Verwer, program leader Even it Up! bij Oxfam Novib.

                19:00

                Queer Day: XY Chelsea + Doc Talk

                • Tim Travers Hawkins
                • 2019
                • 92 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
                • 19:00 - 21:00
                • Eye Cinema 1
                Sold out

                An intimate investigative portrait of transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who now that she’s out of prison can fully experience and give shape to her new gender identity. Followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, moderated by Pete Wu.Queer Day screens exceptional films in Eye.In collab. with media partner OUTtv, Club chUrch, and Sauna Nieuwezijds. 

                20:30

                La Mami + Doc Talk, co-presented by IDFA & De Balie

                • Laura Herrero Garvin
                • 2019
                • 80 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
                • 20:30 - 22:43
                • De Balie - Grote Zaal
                Sold out

                This screening is followed by an extended conversation led by IDFA's associate programmer María Campaña Ramia with the director and Justine Le Clerq, former coordinator of My Red Light, the first window brothel in the world that is run by prostitutes themselves. Does Mami's 'safe haven' bring freedom and financial independence to the women in the film, or does it hold them firmly in its grip, precisely because of the financial benefits it brings? This program is part of IDFA x De Balie.

                21:00

                Sunless Shadows + Doc Talk

                • Mehrdad Oskouei
                • 2019
                • 74 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
                • 21:00 - 22:49
                • Eye Cinema 2
                Sold out

                After the screening, Sahar Afzal (UN Women) will discuss the film with Mozh Iranpour and Balout Khazraei will play some music as part of a special program that's part of Orange the World, the International Campaign against Violence against Women, initiated by the United Nations. From 25 November, '16 Days of Action against Violence' will begin and the Netherlands will be coloured in orange, to focus on a future without violence against women and girls.

                21:45

                Tue 26 November

                15:15

                Collective + Doc Talk hosted by European Cultural Foundation

                • Alexander Nanau
                • 2019
                • 109 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Tue 26 November
                • 15:15 - 17:39
                • Tuschinski 1
                Tickets available

                After the screening, Friso Wiersum (European Cultural Foundation) talks with director Alexander Nanau and a few main characters, including journalists Mirela Neag, Catalin Tolontan, and whistleblower Camelia Roiu, about corruption and the aftermath of the Colectiv disaster that led to the resignation of the social democratic government in Romania.

                16:00

                Wrong Elements + Doc Talk

                • Jonathan Littell
                • 2016
                • 133 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Tue 26 November
                • 16:00 - 18:48
                • Brakke Grond Grote Zaal
                Tickets available

                Followed by an in-depth chat between filmmaker and novelist Jonathan Littell and IDFA's Artistic Director Orwa Nyrabia, examining the complexity of the labels “victim” and “perpetrator” in Littell’s film and in his award-winning literary works. In the context of focus program It Still Hurts.

                16:30

                A Moment of Innocence + Doc Talk

                • Mohsen Makhmalbaf
                • 1996
                • 78 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Tue 26 November
                • 16:30 - 18:23
                • Eye Cinema 2
                Sold out

                Followed by an interview with director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, led by film critic Eric Hynes. Meditating on the opposition of the archetypal figures of antagonist and protagonist, the two discuss memory, perspective and idealization in this autobiographical film, in which past and present collide. In the context of focus program The Villain.

                17:30

                The Revolution Will Not Be Televised + Doc Talk hosted by Movies that Matter

                • Donnacha O'Briain, Kim Bartley
                • 2003
                • 74 min
                • event Created with Sketch. Tue 26 November
                • 17:30 - 19:19
                • De Balie - Grote Zaal
                Tickets available

                After the film, Maarten Stoltz (program coordinator Movies that Matter) talks with filmmaker Tuki Jencquel (Está Todo Bien) and journalist Edwin Koopman (VPRO, Trouw) about the rise and fall of left-wing Venezuelan former president Hugo Chávez, meticulously captured in this film. Would documentary filmmakers, with the knowledge of today, have made another film about this period? And how has the situation for journalists and filmmakers changed since 2003?

                Filmmaker Talk: Chris Hegedus

                  • event Created with Sketch. Tue 26 November
                  • 17:30 - 18:30
                  • Brakke Grond Rode Zaal
                  Tickets available

                  An inspirational, hour-long conversation with renowned documentary director Chris Hegedus. Writer Pamela Cohn talks with her about her body of work, creative methods and views on documentary filmmaking, highlighted by excerpts from her films.

                  18:30

                  Oxfam Novib Selection: The Forum + Doc Talk

                  • Marcus Vetter
                  • 2019
                  • 118 min
                  • event Created with Sketch. Tue 26 November
                  • 18:30 - 20:58
                  • Tuschinski 1
                  Sold out

                  Every year, the international elite gather at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland to talk privately about global issues. Marcus Vetter was the first filmmaker to be granted behind-the-scenes access.Q&A led by Mirthe Frese with the filmmaker and Peter de Waard, journalist and economy editor at de Volkskrant.

                  19:00

                  Private History & The Danube Exodus + Doc Talk

                    Private History
                    The Danube Exodus
                    • event Created with Sketch. Tue 26 November
                    • 19:00 - 21:00
                    • Eye Cinema 2
                    Tickets available

                    After the screening, film journalist Eric Hynes interviews director Péter Forgács—in the context of IDFA's focus program Re-releasing History—about his film The Danube Exodus, which consist of found footage from amateur films. Through the lens of an uninhibited amateur filmmaker, Forgács gives an unprecedented perspective on World War II.

                    20:30

                    The Cause + Doc Talk, co-presented by IDFA & De Balie

                    • Andres Figueredo
                    • 2019
                    • 83 min
                    • event Created with Sketch. Tue 26 November
                    • 20:30 - 22:28
                    • De Balie - Grote Zaal
                    Tickets available

                    A spoken word performance by Venezuelan poet Rachel Diaz and an extended conversation with director Andrés Figueredo will take place as part of this screening and in the context of IDFA's Spotlight Venezuela. What role is there for film and filmmakers in depicting the ongoing changes in their country? This program is part of IDFA x De Balie.

                    Wed 27 November

                    11:30

                    Liberators Take Liberties + Doc Talk hosted by De Groene Amsterdammer

                    • Helke Sander
                    • 1992
                    • 203 min
                    • event Created with Sketch. Wed 27 November
                    • 11:30 - 15:50
                    • Eye Cinema 2
                    Tickets available

                    Followed by a Doc Talk with director Helke Sander, exploring the process of making a film over a sensitive unspoken reality. Led by Xandra Schutte, editor-in-chief of De Groene Amsterdammer, in the context of focus program It Still Hurts.   

                    13:00

                    VPRO Extra: This Is Not a Movie + Doc Talk

                    • Yung Chang
                    • 2019
                    • 106 min
                    • event Created with Sketch. Wed 27 November
                    • 13:00 - 15:21
                    • Tuschinski 1
                    Tickets available

                    Director Yung Chang and main character Robert Fisk, well-known Middle East expert and a passionate (but also criticized) foreign correspondent, have a conversation after the screening. Led by Barbara Truyen, they'll talk about the relationship between journalism and reality, knowing that the latter doesn't always comply to the laws of film. VPRO offers something Extra during IDFA: a special screening followed by an interview with makers and guests.

                    17:00

                    Filmmaker Talk: Yolande Zauberman

                      • event Created with Sketch. Wed 27 November
                      • 17:00 - 18:00
                      • Brakke Grond Rode Zaal
                      Tickets available

                      An inspirational, hour-long conversation with French documentary director Yolande Zauberman. Writer Pamela Cohn talks with her about her body of work, creative methods and views on documentary filmmaking, highlighted by excerpts from her films.

                      21:15

                      Advocate + Doc Talk hosted by De Groene Amsterdammer

                      • Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche
                      • 2019
                      • 108 min
                      • event Created with Sketch. Wed 27 November
                      • 21:15 - 23:38
                      • Tuschinski 1
                      Tickets available

                      After the screening, Rutger van der Hoeven (De Groene Amsterdammer) will talk to Dutch human rights lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld about her work and that of the film's main character Lea Tsemel, an Israeli lawyer who defends the rights of Palestinians.

                      Thu 28 November

                      15:30

                      No Gold for Kalsaka + Doc Talk hosted by ASN Bank

                      • Michel K. Zongo
                      • 2019
                      • 80 min
                      • event Created with Sketch. Thu 28 November
                      • 15:30 - 17:25
                      • Eye Cinema 1
                      Tickets available

                      After this screening, the filmmaker and Sjirk Prins, ASN Sustainablitiy Analyst, discuss the film in which a British multinational promises the people of Kalsaka in Burkina Faso heaps of gold, but in reality only robs them of their livelihoods. Left with nothing but an environmental disaster, they seek justice.

                      18:00

                      The Cave + Doc Talk

                      • Feras Fayyad
                      • 2019
                      • 107 min
                      • event Created with Sketch. Thu 28 November
                      • 18:00 - 20:10
                      • Tuschinski 1
                      Sold out

                      How do you run an underground hospital in a besieged area in Syria that’s under constant bombardment? As if that wasn’t challenging enough, the manager and her female colleagues also have to deal with deep-rooted sexism. Jannet Vaessen (WOMEN Inc.) talks to the director afterwards.

                      20:00

                      State Funeral + Doc Talk

                      • Sergei Loznitsa
                      • 2019
                      • 135 min
                      • event Created with Sketch. Thu 28 November
                      • 20:00 - 22:50
                      • Eye Cinema 2
                      Sold out

                      After the screening, film journalist Eric Hynes interviews director Sergei Loznitsa in the context of IDFA's focus program Re-releasing History. Loznitsa's precise image and sound editing of the rich archival footage creates both a revival of Stalin's state funeral and a critical reflection from a contemporary perspective on the propaganda material used.

                      20:30

                      Born in Evin + Doc Talk, co-presented by IDFA & De Balie

                      • Maryam Zaree
                      • 2019
                      • 98 min
                      • event Created with Sketch. Thu 28 November
                      • 20:30 - 22:43
                      • De Balie - Grote Zaal
                      Tickets available

                      Extended conversation with Iranian human rights advocate Shadi Sadr on political imprisonment and human rights violations in Iran. What is the current and past situation of political prisoners in Iran? How can the international community exert pressure on the Iranian regime and its policies? The evening will be introduced by storyteller Sahand Sahebdivani.This program is part of IDFA x De Balie.

                      Fri 29 November

                      20:30

                      Sidik and the Panther + Doc Talk, co-presented by IDFA & De Balie

                      • Reber Dosky
                      • 2019
                      • 83 min
                      • event Created with Sketch. Fri 29 November
                      • 20:30 - 22:28
                      • De Balie - Grote Zaal
                      Sold out

                      Followed by a conversation with the director and with publicist and filmmaker Beri Shalmashi about the Kurdish cause. What is needed for peace and reconciliation for the Kurdish people? How do turmoil and war affect Kurdish identity? Led by Sherin Seyda, program maker of De Balie. Part of IDFA x De Balie.