IDFA Forum harvest at IDFA 2021

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    This year, 15 films that previously pitched at IDFA Forum made it into the official festival selection, including two titles selected for IDFA DocLab. Read more about the year's harvest here.

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    #AMiNORMAL

    • Mika Orr
    • 2021

      A lighthearted web series taking a humorous and compassionate look at our desire to be seen as “normal.” Online interviews with people around the world explore the boundary between normal and deviant behavior.

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      Ennio

      • Giuseppe Tornatore
      • 2021

        Fascinating and thrilling homage to the composer of unforgettable film scores such as The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, The Mission, and Once Upon a Time in America. In an extended interview Morricone, who died in 2020, offers insights into his method.

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        F@ck This Job

        • Vera Krichevskaya
        • 2021

          In 2008, the Russian socialite Natasha Sindeeva embarked on an adventure with her well-to-do husband: she set up an independent TV channel. The Russian government proves to be less than pleased about this, and Natasha begins a long, exhausting battle.

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          The First 54 Years – An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

          • Avi Mograbi
          • 2021

            How to occupy a country? Avi Mograbi provides a step-by-step guide based on the now 54-year-long Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. Supported by archive material and confessions, the resulting film is factual, instructive, and shocking.

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            Gabi, Between Ages 8 and 13

            • Engeli Broberg
            • 2021

              Gabi just wants to be herself, not a girl but not a typical boy either. And this is quite a challenge if the people around you—and ultimately also your own body—want to push you in a particular direction.

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              How to Kill a Cloud

              • Tuija Halttunen
              • 2021

                Finnish scientist Hannele Korhonen has received a research grant from the United Arab Emirates to develop a way to make it rain in the desert. But all her time is being swallowed up by presentations, conferences, and political agendas.

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                I’m So Sorry

                • Zhao Liang
                • 2021

                  A prophetic panorama of nuclear power, with unexpectedly poetic moments. Moving encounters with returned residents offer a human counterweight to the silent threat of nuclear disaster areas.

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                  Kids Cup

                  • Line Hatland
                  • 2021

                    Young soccer players from all over the world travel to Norway for an international youth tournament. In this heartwarming ensemble film, the teenagers learn to deal with all sorts of challenges—both on and off the field.

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                    Kusunda

                    • Felix Gaedtke, Gayatri Parameswaran
                    • 2021

                      In this VR experience you get to speak out and join the campaign to revitalise Kusunda, one of the many dormant indigenous languages across the world.

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                      The Last Shelter

                      • Ousmane Samassekou
                      • 2021

                        At the southern edge of the Sahara, two brave teenage girls from Burkina Faso arrive at a stopping place for migrants on their way to Europe. Their dreams clash with the shocking stories of those who went before them and failed.

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                        Museum of the Revolution

                        • Srđan Keča
                        • 2021

                          A basement in Belgrade, the only remnant of a 1961 plan to build a grand Museum of the Revolution as a tribute to Socialist Yugoslavia, now houses the outcasts of Serbian society.

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                          Our Memory Belongs to Us

                          • Rami Farah
                          • 2021

                            Nearly 10 years after the start of the Syrian revolution, three Syrian citizen journalists come together at a theatre in Paris. There they are confronted with their own videos from this period, bringing suppressed memories to the surface.

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                            Raising a School Shooter

                            • Frida Barkfors, Lasse Barkfors
                            • 2021

                              Three parents of school shooters speak candidly and movingly about their lives after the horrific and incomprehensible act of their child. How do you say sorry to the parents of dead classmates?

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                              Turn Your Body to the Sun

                              • Aliona van der Horst
                              • 2021

                                The powerful story of a Soviet soldier who was a prisoner of war during the Second World War and afterwards sent to a gulag. His daughter never got to hear the whole story. Archive footage and personal sources evoke the past in subtle but potent ways.

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                                Writing with Fire

                                • Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas
                                • 2021

                                  In Uttar Pradesh, a local newspaper is run by women from the lowest caste, the Dalits—a unique situation in conservative India. Armed with courage, perseverance, and smartphones, they report on thorny issues.

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