IDFA Meets Omroep Zwart

    Omroep Zwart engages in online discussions with filmmakers to share urgent stories and new perspectives. Featuring: The Perfect Picture, I Don’t Feel at Home Anywhere Anymore, and Ndagukunda déjà.

    IDFA Meets is IDFA's new event series for an emerging generation of documentary viewers. Each time from a different location, with a different Amsterdam collaborator, and always with special side programming: from panel talks to performances and exhibitions. At each event, a creative documentary film serves as the basis for an open discussion. The New Originals, Patta, and Omroep Zwart will engage in an online discussion with filmmakers to share urgent stories and unheard perspectives.

    IDFA Meets is made possible by VSBfondsDemocracy and Media Foundation, and City of Amsterdam

    Program

    Ndagukunda déjà

    • Sébastien Desrosiers, David Findlay
    • Canada, Rwanda
    • 2020
    • 21 min
    • Frontlight

      Sébastien Desrosiers knows hardly anything about Rwanda, where his father was born. In this intimate and personal film, he goes in search of his roots, exactly 25 years after the genocide against the Tutsis. Read more

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      I Don’t Feel at Home Anywhere Anymore

      • Viv Li
      • Belgium, China
      • 2020
      • 16 min
      • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

        A wistful but witty account of a trip to Beijing by filmmaker Viv Li, a Chinese art student who has been living abroad for ten years. Her stay with her family mercilessly exposes how uprooted she has become by her life abroad. Read more

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        The Perfect Picture

        • Hala El Kouch
        • Lebanon
        • 2020
        • 31 min
        • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

          Filmmaker Hala El Kouch creates a therapy session setting to confront her parents about a traumatic event. Photos of a happy family accompany a conversation that takes an unexpected turn. Has permanent damage been done to the perfect picture?  Read more

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