IDFA Forum harvest at IDFA 2020

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    This year, 11 films that previously pitched at IDFA Forum made it into the official festival selection, including one title selected for IDFA DocLab. IDFA Forum is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands and Creative Europe Media.

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    • Heddy Honigmann
    • 2020

      Can you still be full of lust for life when you’re over 100? Absolutely! Despite declining health, the loss of loved ones, and concerns about the future of the world, the centenarians in this documentary portrait are eager for each new day.

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      The Art of Living in Danger

      • Mina Keshavarz
      • 2020

        Iranian women have lived in fear for decades, with no legal protection against domestic violence. Filmmaker Mina Keshavarz follows a group of activists fighting for change, intertwined with the story of her own family.

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        Between Fire and Water

        • Viviana Gómez Echeverry
        • 2020

          Camilo was adopted by a Quillasinga couple in southwest Colombia. Now he’s the only Black member of this indigenous community. He has been lovingly assimilated into society, but he struggles with himself and wants to find out more about his origins.

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          Cabinets of Wonder

          • Susanne Kim
          • 2020

            In this virtual reality experience you enter three fantasy worlds of children who feel out of place in the real world. Glide along a river in Cameroon, dive underwater with a mermaid, and explore a planet with guinea pigs and a talking machine.

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            Gunda

            • Victor Kossakovsky
            • 2020

              Minimalist and meditative monument to a sow named Gunda and her newborn piglets—with supporting roles for ecstatic cows and a one-legged chicken. The engaging scenes in black and white amount to a powerful statement that clearly makes its case.

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              The Mole Agent

              • Maite Alberdi
              • 2020

                In this blend of spy flick and observational documentary, 83-year-old Sergio goes undercover in an old folks’ home. Starting out as a wryly comical detective yarn, the film ultimately offers us an intimate look at affection and loneliness in old age.

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                Songs of Repression

                • Estephan Wagner, Marianne Hougen-Moraga
                • 2020

                  The aftermath of atrocities that took place in a German sect in Chile lives on in the surviving former members. They’ve made the best of the situation by transforming the colony into a tourist attraction.

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                  The Truffle Hunters

                  • Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
                  • 2020

                    In the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a dwindling group of joyful old men and their faithful dogs hunt for the world’s most expensive ingredient: the white Alba truffle. This real-life fairy tale is a celebration of human passion, and of a community forgotten in time.

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                    Under the Skin

                    • João Inada
                    • 2020

                      You find yourself ducking bullets in this immersive documentary about life in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most violent favelas. Although it’s a brutal place, the neighborhood also has resilient residents who keep working for a better life.

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                      White Cube

                      • Renzo Martens
                      • 2020

                        Congolese plantation workers set a new precedent: they successfully co-opt the concept of the “white cube” gallery space as a means to stop the commercial exploitation of their land by multinationals such as Unilever.

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