NPO 2Doc Primeurs

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    In collaboration with IDFA, NPO 2 will once again broadcast a selection of five documentaries premiering at the festival. During the premieres, there will be exclusive side programming, including special discussions after the screening with filmmakers and other important guests.

    Items in this selection


    • Madeleine Leroyer
    • 2019

    A compelling and empathetic investigative documentary about the passengers of a ship that sank off the Libyan coast during the 2015 refugee crisis. Through a variety of methods, researchers try to discover the identity of the victims.


    • Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche
    • 2019

    Vilified and praised in equal measure, the Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel has spent the last 50 years fighting against her country’s discriminatory legal system, primarily by defending Palestinians accused of violent acts of resistance.


    • Suzanne Raes
    • 2019

    Currently incurable, multiple sclerosis is viewed from the perspective of a writer and patient and that of a neuroscientist. Their candid conversation is the backbone of this film.


    • Maasja Ooms
    • 2019

    An intimate and sincere portrait of problem teenagers who are placed under temporary supervision. The challenging conversations with a counselor are meant to lead to a better life, but their past won’t leave them alone.

    One Child Nation

    • Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
    • 2019

    Filmmaker Nanfu Wang was born in the days of China’s one-child policy. This revealing documentary shows the barbaric and deeply tragic consequences of this law. How is it possible that an entire country could resign itself to such inhuman regulations?