Fatima Warsame's IDFA must-sees

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    Carefully selected by Fatima Warsame, one of our IDFA Meets curators, the following films are considered mandatory viewing at IDFA 2021. Check out Fatima's film tips below.

    Items in this selection

    Cusp

    • Clara Parker Hill, Isabel A Bethencourt
    • 2021

      A raw but empathetic account of a languid summer in Texas, where three teenage girls fill their days hanging out at parties fueled by drink and drugs. They talk candidly about relationships, sex and problematic interactions with parents.

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      Homeroom

      • Peter Nicks
      • 2020

        The 2019-2020 academic year was one of great upheavals for final year students at Oakland High School. It was the year of the pandemic, George Floyd’s murder, and their battle to abolish the school police force.

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        How the Room Felt

        • Ketevan Kapanadze
        • 2021

          A gentle and intimate portrait of a small community of young queer people in a Georgian city, formed around the local women’s football team. Here in this self-made family, shielded from outside threats, they can share love and friendship.

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          Shabu

          • Shamira Raphaëla
          • 2021

            When 14-year-old Shabu wrecks his grandmother’s car on a joyride, he has to work all summer to repair the damage—both to the car and to the family ties. Meanwhile, more enticing things beckon, such as making music, for which he has big plans.

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            Wild Relatives

            • Jumana Manna
            • 2018

              Following the journey of a seed collection between the Arctic and the Middle East, a series of encounters uncovers tensions between state and individual, industrial and organic approaches to seed saving, climate change and biodiversity.

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