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    As we expand our online collection, we invite you to explore a selection of our most recent additions. The following documentary films and new media projects are now available to stream on IDFA.nl. Happy watching!

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    Stronger than a Bullet

    • Maryam Ebrahimi
    • 2017

      Former war photographer Saeid Sadeghi looks back remorsefully at how the heroic images he produced lured countless, often very young soldiers to the battlefields of the Iran–Iraq War.

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      The Silence of Others

      • Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo
      • 2018

        Crimes committed by the Franco regime have gone unpunished for years, but a group of victims and family members are determined to change that.

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        Objector

        • Molly Stuart
        • 2019

          Like most young adults in Israel, Atalya is required to join the army. She refuses, though, because there’s no way she’s going to participate in the oppression of Palestinians. We watch closely as she grows into a staunch human rights activist.

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          How to Become a Hero

          • Mladen Maticevic
          • 2008

            A Serbian filmmaker in a midlife crisis documents his attempt to start a new life by training for a marathon.

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            Srbenka

            • Nebojsa Slijepcevic
            • 2018

              The Yugoslav Wars echo on in Croatia, behind the scenes of a controversial play telling the true story of an ethnically-motivated murder.

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              Artificial Things

              • Sophie Fiennes
              • 2018

                A dance film set in stark, deserted offices. Some of the dancers have a disability. Exhilarating, energetic and moving.

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                Ten

                • Nathalie Crum
                • 2015

                  A graceful and intimate story about a 10-year-old girl grappling with the loss of her father and the fear that he’ll be forgotten.

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                  #387

                  • 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.

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                    On the Edge of Life

                    • Yaser Kassab
                    • 2017

                      In a remote area in Turkey, a Syrian couple shares grief, loss and mourning with their family who decided tot stay behind in Aleppo.

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                      Trembling Mountain

                      • Kesang Tseten Lama
                      • 2016

                        In the magnificent Langtang Valley in Nepal, survivors of the devastating 2015 earthquake attempt to rebuild their lives.

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                        All Against All

                        • Luuk Bouwman
                        • 2019

                          A rich historical documentary about the rise of fascism in the Netherlands. Initially fragmented, the struggle for power between fascist movements was eventually won by the radical, populist and anti-Semitic NSB, the Dutch Nazi party.

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                          Before the Last Curtain Falls

                          • Thomas Wallner
                          • 2014

                            A group of drag queens and trans cabaret artists bid farewell after a world tour and return to their everyday lives, where their search for love and happiness continues.

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                            Sacred Water

                            • Olivier Jourdain
                            • 2016

                              A playful ode to the female orgasm in Rwanda from the perspective of a radio deejay with a mission.

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                              Tiny Souls

                              • Dina Naser
                              • 2019

                                The camera follows three Syrian children over the course of four years in a refugee camp in Jordan. Despite traumatic memories and primitive living conditions, they remain resilient and high-spirited.

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                                Angels Are Made of Light

                                • James Longley
                                • 2018

                                  A finely-balanced portrait of contemporary Afghanistan, featuring recollections, misgivings and ambitions expressed in a variety of voices.

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                                  Umbrella...

                                  • Du Haibin
                                  • 2007

                                    In five chapters, we see socially-defined Chinese groups of people during their labour-intensive attempts to join in with the growing prosperity in China.

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                                    Life Cycle Series [AR]

                                    • David OReilly
                                    • 2019

                                      These three narrative augmented reality filters rely on people’s customary willingness on social media to cast themselves as the visual subject. At the same time, they put this self-centeredness firmly into perspective.

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                                      I Am Another You

                                      • Nanfu Wang
                                      • 2017

                                        A moving portrait of a young drifter from Utah, who offers to show his Chinese contemporary the meaning of freedom.

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                                        Orione

                                        • Toia Bonino
                                        • 2017

                                          An Argentine mother describes the death of her criminal son. Footage from different sources combines to complete the puzzle of a complex society. 

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                                          Facework

                                          • Kyle McDonald
                                          • 2020

                                            This website and installation literally transforms the increasingly urgent discussions surrounding automated face analysis into a game. Can you fool the neural network as it searches for sunglasses, your smile, or your criminal disposition?

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                                            Swatted

                                            • Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
                                            • 2018

                                              A disturbing but beautiful visual meditation on “swatting,” a gaming phenomenon in the borderland between virtuality and reality.

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                                              Purple Sea

                                              • Amel Alzakout, Khaled Abdulwahed
                                              • 2020

                                                A boat sinks off the coast of Lesbos with Syrian artist Amel Alzakout onboard. She shoots dizzying footage from the water: dangling legs and almost nothing to cling onto. An utterly gripping experience.

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                                                Far Away from Far Away

                                                • Bruce Alcock, Jeremy Mendes
                                                • 2019

                                                  An intimate interactive story that explores the relationship between a daughter and her father growing up on a remote island off the coast of Canada, and the extraordinary steps families take to thrive in the face of massive change in the fishing industry.

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                                                  The Next Guardian

                                                  • Dorottya Zurbó, Arun Bhattarai
                                                  • 2017

                                                    A love-filled portrait of a family in Bhutan. The daughter wants be a soccer pro, while the son has doubts about becoming a monk. 

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                                                    Vivos

                                                    • Ai Weiwei
                                                    • 2020

                                                      Six dead, 43 missing, no convictions: that’s the final tally of the 2014 attack on a group of buses in Mexico packed with students. Ai Weiwei’s record of the broken lives of the families they left behind is an indictment of a corrupt narco-state.

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                                                      -22.7°C

                                                      • Jan Kounen
                                                      • 2019

                                                        What does Greenland sound like at temperatures well below freezing? Electronic musician Molécule went on a journey with his microphone and translated the surroundings into this partly realistic, partly hallucinatory short VR-film.

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                                                        Moth

                                                        • Roxanne Gaucherand
                                                        • 2020

                                                          We follow the story of two girls in a village in southeastern France that is preparing for the annual, disruptive invasion of the box tree moth. Lou develops feelings for her childhood friend Sam, in a sultry mix of documentary and fiction.

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                                                          Carne

                                                          • Camila Kater
                                                          • 2019

                                                            Five women talk about about their relationship with their own body and how they experience the gaze of others. Their stories are strikingly visualized with the aid of various animation techniques.

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                                                            In Event of Moon Disaster

                                                            • Francesca Panetta, Halsey Burgund
                                                            • 2019

                                                              By inviting you into an alternative history about the moon landing, this immersive installation asks us all to consider how deepfake technologies can bend, redirect and obfuscate the truth around us.

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                                                              Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi

                                                              • Avi Mograbi
                                                              • 1999

                                                                With sardonic humor, filmmaker Avi Mograbi takes stock of his personal situation and that of his country, as Israel marks its 50th anniversary.

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