Films with closed captions

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    In partnership with Stichting Audivisual Toegankelijkheid (The Audiovisual Accessibility Foundation), the following IDFA films are available with closed captions for visitors who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Simply install the free Subcatch app on your smartphone or tablet. Select the film you are going to watch and download the closed captions. As soon as the film starts, click "play." Subcatch makes sure that the closed captions are in sync with what you see on screen. For a list of films without dialogue, click here.

    Please note:

    • The closed captions are available in both Dutch and English for:
      • Prince of Muck.
    • The closed captions are in English for:
      • All These Sons
      • Contents Inventory
      • Five Scenes from the War in Afghanistan as They Appear in East Sussex
      • In Flow of Words
      • Users
      • Three Minutes - A Lengthening
    • The following films have closed captions directly on the screen, not through Subcatch:
      • Users
      • All These Sons
      • Three Minutes - A Lengthening
    • There are two screenings of All These Sons with closed captions:
      • Nov 22, 17:00, DLM: Mary Dresselhuys Zaal
      • Nov 24, 18:15, Pathé de Munt 11
    • There are two screenings of Users with closed captions:
      • Nov 23, 21:00, Eye Cinema 2
      • Nov 26, 18:00, Rialto VU 4

    Watch these films with closed captions

    All These Sons

    • Bing Liu, Joshua Altman
    • 2021

      On Chicago’s South and West sides, gun violence is destroying countless lives. Two men dedicate their lives educating, empowering and healing young Black men at high risk of becoming victims—or perpetrators—of shootings.

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      Contents Inventory

      • Irene Lusztig
      • 2021

        What is the true value of things? What makes a house a home? Irene Lusztig looks beyond the clichés in this compassionate, thoughtful documentary, as she interviews some of her neighbors who have lost everything in a major forest fire.

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        Five Scenes from the War in Afghanistan as They Appear in East Sussex

        • Frank Eli Martin
        • 2021

          In a greenhouse, a British military veteran talks about returning from Afghanistan with PTSD. His therapy consists of gardening. A powerful contemplation of the effect of memory and trauma, framed by the flowers he planted himself.

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          In Flow of Words

          • Eliane Esther Bots
          • 2021

            What does translating gruesome court testimony do to you? Three interpreters at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague discuss the disconnect between professionalism and the intense emotion generated by their work.

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            Prince of Muck

            • Cindy Jansen
            • 2021

              A warm, observational portrait of Lawrence MacEwen, an amiable figure who for several decades ran the picturesque Scottish island of Muck. Now that he’s stepping aside for the next generation, his thoughts turn to the past. 

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              Three Minutes – A Lengthening

              • Bianca Stigter
              • 2021

                In found vacation footage from 1938, the Jewish residents of a Polish village wave cheerfully at the camera. Who were they? Bianca Stigter’s quest for answers postpones their inevitable fate, creating a cinematic Holocaust memorial.

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                Users

                • Natalia Almada
                • 2021

                  When machines can do everything better than we can, will our children love their perfect devices more than their imperfect parents? This visual essay, winner of the U.S. Documentary Directing Award at Sundance, poses exciting, topical questions.

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