New in IDFA's Online Collection

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    The festival has just finished, but here you can continue to watch great IDFA films. We invite you to explore incredible documentaries we recently added to our online collection. Perfect to watch at home or wherever you are. Happy watching!

    Now available to watch online

    Zinder

    • Aicha Macky
    • 2021

      Returning to her home city of Zinder in Niger, Aicha Macky shows how her young compatriots are faring there. A powerful, candid, and surprisingly hopeful glimpse into the world of the local gangs.

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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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        Mr. Landsbergis

        • Sergei Loznitsa
        • 2021

          Singing even a peaceful song can unleash a revolution. Lithuanian politician Vytautas Landsbergis looks back on his country’s independence struggle in this captivating masterclass on the collapse of the Soviet Union by the great chronicler Sergei Loznitsa.

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          Herd

          • Omer Daida
          • 2021

            A thoughtful father-daughter portrait in which 10-year-old Na’ama considers her father’s business—he’s a livestock farmer supplying the meat industry. Na’ama loves animals and has questions about their fate. Is it possible to do business differently?

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            Showgirls of Pakistan

            • Saad Khan
            • 2020

              People may regard the way Afreen, Uzma, and Reema earn their living as vulgar, but these Pakistani dancers hold their heads high despite the threats, censorship, and prejudice. An energy-packed, taboo-busting record of a dynamic subculture.

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              Prosopagnosia

              • Steven Fraser
              • 2021

                Filmmaker Steven Fraser lives with prosopagnosia, otherwise known as “face blindness,” which means he can’t remember or recognize faces. In this DIY film he uses animation to convey what this means to him.

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                Corporate Accountability

                • Jonathan Perel
                • 2020

                  A haunting minimalist account of how major national and international companies were actively involved in serious human rights violations under the military dictatorship of Argentina from 1976 to 1983.

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                  Nuisance Bear

                  • Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden
                  • 2021

                    Churchill, Manitoba is a famous destination for photographing polar bears. But how do they experience the attention? Beautifully composed shots assume a bear’s perspective as it navigates a suspenseful obstacle course of human activity.

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                    Talking About Trees

                    • Suhaib Gasmelbari
                    • 2019

                      In Sudan, cinema is a thing of the past, but four directors and lifelong friends refuse to accept it. Although film is clearly out of favor with the current regime, the four men remain determined, hopeful and touchingly funny.

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                      Yaren and the Sun

                      • Joren Slaets, Renate Raman
                      • 2021

                        Ten-year-old Yaren was six when her mother died. Now she’s going to Missing You, a mourning camp for children. Here she gets the space she needs to share her grief with children in the same position, and above all to laugh and dance together.

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                        The Great Museum

                        • Johannes Holzhausen
                        • 2014

                          A captivating, behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s largest museums, Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, as it undergoes major renovations.

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                          The Great Abandonment

                          • Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya
                          • 2021

                            When Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announces the world’s biggest Covid lockdown, millions of domestic migrant workers are caught up an unprecedented exodus from cities. Can Modi's call to suffering ignite the spark of revolution?

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                            Mama Africa

                            • Mika Kaurismäki
                            • 2010

                              A dynamic compilation that sketches the turbulent life of South African singer Miriam Makeba, who used her voice for politics as much as for her unforgettable music.

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