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    As a rule, you don't see a cinematographer. Yet they determine the feel and look of a film. That's why IDFA honors them this year with a special program Camera in Focus. It features ten extraordinary cinematographic docs and q&a's with their cinematographers. We've picked documentaries for you to watch online, in which the eye of these festival guests played a crucial role as well - like the award-winning Armadillo

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    • Janus Metz
    • 2010

    Embedded in Camp Armadillo in Afghanistan with young Danish soldiers, for whom war is an adrenalin kick.

    Land Grabbing

    • Kurt Langbein
    • 2015

    Agriculture is an attractive investment, so local farmers all over the world are losing land to international investors – with far-reaching consequences.

    The 3 Rooms of Melancholia

    • Pirjo Honkasalo
    • 2004

    Shot in St. Petersburg, Grozny and Ingushetia, this multilayered, poetic film deals with basic human feelings, fear, loneliness, war, life's dilemmas and misery.

    Cinema Komunisto

    • Mila Turajlic
    • 2010

    A look back at the golden age of the Yugoslav film industry under Tito, the long-time president who was the personification of the Yugoslav Dream.