Bo Hanna's IDFA must-sees

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    Bo Hanna curated the IDFA Meets program Complex Realities in 2020. He graduated in language and literature from the University of Amsterdam and now works as a freelance journalist and writer. Bo has published in NRC, VICE, and De Volkskrant, among others. He is currently writing his first book. Scroll down for his must-sees for IDFA 2021.

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    Beirut: Eye of the Storm

    • Mai Masri
    • 2021

      Four young women in Beirut document a turbulent period in recent Lebanese history, from the uprising against the ruling regime to the subsequent lockdown and then, just months later, the gigantic explosion at the port.

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      • Mengtai Zhang, Lemon Guo
      • 2021

        In China, internet gaming is described as “electronic heroin” and many parents of suspected internet addicts send them to re-education camps. One of them was the director of this VR experience that places you at the center of his haunting experiences.

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        God Has AIDS

        • Gustavo Vinagre, Fábio Leal
        • 2021

          Seven artists and an activist doctor—all HIV positive—fight against the invisibility of AIDS in Brazil. Prejudice is rampant, the infection rate is rising, and people are dying from a disease that doesn’t have to be fatal.

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          Laurent Garnier: Off the Record

          • Gabin Rivoire
          • 2021

            An energetic and atmospheric portrait of one of the godfathers of house music, Laurent Garnier, club scene DJ for more than 30 years. Packed with archive footage and contributions from living legends Jeff Mills, Carl Cox, Miss Kittin, and more.

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