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R.U.E.U.? A Merciless Journey into the European Union
Benjamin Lewis
Personal quest by desperate filmmaker for the essence of the European Union.
La rabbia (Part One)
Pier Paolo Pasolini
In this poetic film essay, the first installment in a two-part project, the Marxist Pasolini analyzes modern life and offers a scathing critique of Europe.
Rabbit in the Moon
Emiko Omori
A Japanese woman looks back on World War II, when Japanese people were put in camps in America.
Frederick Wiseman
This masterpiece by Direct Cinema icon Frederick Wiseman is about life at Belmont Park, the world’s most famous racetrack for thoroughbreds.
Racing Extinction
Louie Psihoyos
Scientists and activists film endangered animals, both dead and alive. From the director of The Cove.
Radical Love
Heather Dewey-Hagborg
On the basis of her DNA, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg created two life-size 3-D portraits of jailed WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
Radio Amina
Orlando von Einsiedel
At the fictitious radio station Radio Amina, the 12-year-old Nigerian street peddler Amina can get everything off her chest that she normally wouldn't dare say.
Radio Bikini
Robert Stone
After WW II the United States were standing at a crossroads. It was the only country in the world that owned atomic bombs. Should the development of this weapon be continued...
Radio Daniëlle
John Appel
Real citizens of Amsterdam find comfort and human warmth by tuning in to a local pirate radio station that plays requests and conveys greetings to people whom they otherwise...
Radio Kobanî
Reber Dosky
After the liberation fights against IS, young Kurdisch reporter Dilovan starts a radiostation amidst the ruins of her hometown Kobani.
Rafea: Solar Mama
Mona Eldaief, Jehane Noujaim
When a Bedouin named Rafea gets an opportunity to train as a solar engineer in India, she meets great resistance from her unemployed husband and conservative...
Alexander Gentelev
A revealing documentary about Russian criminals taking over buildings and businesses with the help of goon squads and connections that reach all the way to the...
Railplan 68
Louis van Gasteren
Cinematographic ode to labour and labourers, who put down a new intersection for a tram.
The Railroad All-Stars
Chema Rodríguez
Prostitutes from a poor neighbourhood in Guatemala City set up a soccer team in hopes of getting people to notice the struggles they face.
Railway Station Ballad
Andrzej Celinski
Poignant portrait of homeless children living in the Moscow subway.
Gerard-Jan Claes, Olivia Rochette
Like clandestine spectators, we get to witness the rehearsals for Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Rain, performed by the famous Paris...
The Rainbow Man/John 3:16
In the late seventies Rollen Frederick Stewart became a national TV celebrity in America. He was the man who could be seen at thousands of sports events with a rainbow-coloured Afro wig. Later he...
The Rainbow Warriors of Waiheke Island
Suzanne Raes
Six Greenpeace pioneers who once were part of the crew of the Rainbow Warrior now live a quiet live on the island Waiheke, near the New Zealand coast.
Raised by Krump
Maceo Frost
A fascinating and gorgeous journey into krumping, the street dance with which dancers channel their anger, frustration and aggression.
Raising Hell. The Life of A.J. Bannister
Stephen Trombley
Filmmaker Stephen Trombley caused quite a stir in 1991 with his documentary the execution protocol, in which he followed the execution team in the Potosi Correctional...
Raising Resistance
David Bernet, Bettina Borgfeld
Local farmers in Paraguay revolt against the enormous soy plantations that are putting their health and independence in jeopardy.
Ivanka Bakker
Raman has two stories: he sees ghosts, and his parents are getting a divorce. The ghosts help him, but he also gets support from his friends.
De ramp
Koert Davidse
Gripping stories by survivors and unique archive footage bring the 1953 flood in the Netherlands to life.
Rancho Texas
Justus Pasternak, Pencil Quincy
Apparently, Charles Bronson is alive and well and working on a ranch in Texas.
Rang bela
Siddharth Sinha
Poetic images of scenes at sunrise and sunset in the Indian province of Maharashtra.
La raquetteurs
Michel Brault, Gilles Groulx
During the 19th century the sport of running through the snow by use of a racquet-shoe became very popular. Competitions were held, and Indians in particular...
Raroia - Den lyckliga ön
Torgny Anderberg
In the early sixties the Swedish director Torgny Anderberg, together with the Swedish anthropologist and Polynesia expert Bengt Danielsson, shot a film on the coral...
Rasskazi o szivotnikh
Olga Krylova
Three Russians contemplate their work as caretakers of elephants in a zoo.
The Rat Race
Miriam Chandy Menacherry
Every night, the men of the Night Rat Killers take to the streets of Mumbai to free the city of these undesirable hairy little inhabitants.
The Rate's Cut
Paco Nicolás
A family man named Rate buys his first film camera. When his sister gets liver cancer, the drama he has been frantically seeking presses itself upon his “wild eye.”
Morgan Spurlock
An investigative horror-doc about our hostile relationship with rats. How should we go about eradicating these spreaders of disease? Is there anyone who values them?
Rauda/Lietuvos kronika nr.16
Zacharijus Putilovas
Who would tell and who bemoan, how my heart aches (from Lithuanian folklore) Through the years, thousands of innocent Lithuanian people have been exiled to the...
Rauw op je dak - Laura is mijn vader
Juul Bovenberg
Candid and amazingly casual, Alisa explains how she deals with her father’s transsexuality.
Rauw op je dak - Opgelucht
Aliona van der Horst
Teenager Kristopher feels relieved about his coming-out, which as yet seems to bring him more advantages than disadvantages.
Rauw op je dak - Pekar
Sunny Bergman
Asylum seeker Pekar is forced to move for the umpteenth time, but absurd legislation forbids him to move in with his father.
Rauw op je dak / Samantha
Juul Bovenberg
Adopted schoolgirl Samantha, coming from a family of five children with four different fathers, meets her half sister after a long time.
Rauw op je dak: Alex
Saskia Gubbels
Alex is a boy who loves dancing and does not get teased for it anymore.
Rauw op je dak: Jolieke
Suzanne Raes
Although twelve-year-old Jolieke suffers from immune deficiency and has lost her father, she leads quite a normal life.
Raving Iran
Susanne Regina Meures
“Underground” isn’t a hip term in Iran but a bitter reality, as we learn in this raw, poetic reportage on a crucial phase in the lives of two techno deejays from...
Anneloek Sollart
Fourteen-year-old Tom follows an exclusively raw diet. Because he isn't growing at the rate he should, his mother is forced to contend with Youth Services and the...
Ray Charles America
Alexis Manya Spraic
A loving homage in pithy one-liners from American superstars to blind, black musician Ray Charles, who united black and white America.
Ernesto Ardito, Virna Molina
Biopic about the socially committed Argentinean filmmaker Raymundo Gleyzer, who disappeared without a trace under the junta in 1976.
The Reading Lesson
Johan van der Keuken
Generations of Dutch children learned to read from a board illustrated with pictures and words. In 1973, a school in Amsterdam updated this method.
The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Taggart Siegel
An American farmer's passionate son almost loses the family farm and reinvents himself as an ecological grower and artist.
Kari Anne Moe
Norwegian dropouts take a special course supposed to lead to work. How can you change when everyone expects the worst from you?
Rebuild Fukushima
Bert Hana, Dagmar van Wersch
Contribute to the reconstruction of Fukushima following the nuclear disaster, using construction kits based on Google Street View images. On-site reservation...
The reckoning
Kevin Sim
Portrait of the ultranationalistic leader of the Bosnian Serbs Radovan Karadzic.
Nathanael Carton
Hundreds of thousands of photographs were found in the debris left by Japan’s 2011 tsunami. Project Salvage Memory is restoring them to give survivors a memento of their...
La réconciliation?
Marion Stalens
A film about South Africa after apartheid, made in and around the set of John Boorman's feature film In my Country.
Laurence Green
In the beginning RECONSTRUCTION seems to be a melancholy review by filmmaker Laurence Green of the summer holidays he spent as a boy with his parents in a small cabin near...
Irene Lusztig
The Jewish grandmother of filmmaker Irene Lusztig was arrested in 1959; along with five men, she had robbed a bank. Subsequently, the Romanian Communist Party ordered the...
The Record Breaker
Brian McGinn
An engaging and comic portrait of Ashrita Furman, the American who has the most Guinness World Records to his name.
Recording the Producers: a Musical Romp with Mel Brooks
Susan Froemke
‘The Producers’ is a Broadway musical by Mel Brooks, based on his film comedy of the same name from 1968. The story deals with a down-and-out theatre producer who, together...
RecoVR: Mosul, a Collective Reconstruction
Laura Juo-Hsin Chen, Ziv Schneider
A virtual environment that brings back to life the historical collection of the Mosul Museum, raided by IS in 2014. On-site reservation required.
Recsk 1950 - 1953 - egy titkos kényszermunkatábor története
Géza Böszörményi, Lívia Gyarmathy
On 1 January 1950, after a decision taken by the Council of Hungarian ministers, the 'Bureau for State Security' was established. This new department of...
Red Army
Gabe Polsky
A masterful documentary about the legendary Soviet ice hockey team, from the perspective of Russian ice hockey legend Slava Fetisov.
The Red Card
Mahnaz Afzali
An account of the case against Shahla Jahed, who was accused of murdering the wife of her lover, the famous Iranian soccer player Nasser Mohammed Khani.
The Red Carpet
Manuel Fernández, Iosu López
A cheerful portrait of 12-year-old Rubina, the little Indian star from the box-office hit Slumdog Millionaire, who lives in a slum outside of Mumbai.
The Red Chapel
Mads Brügger
Red Chapel - the Movie
Red Fairy n the Holy Ghost
Balaka Ghosh
A shocking documentary about an Indian woman's brave struggle for women who get accused of witchcraft.
Red Forest Hotel
Mika Koskinen
In his search for the truth behind forestry companies' expropriation of land in rural China, the filmmaker encounters absurd forms of opposition from the government.
The Red Leaf Legend
The story of the aboriginal baseball players of the Taiwanese Red Leaf Junior Baseball Team.
The Red Mosque
Syed Atef Amjad Ali
A reconstruction of the bloody clash between students and the Pakistani army in the summer of 2007 in the Red Mosque in Islamabad.
Red News, no. 4
RED NEWS (Vörös riportfilm) were made the 133 days of the 1919 Hungarian Council's Republic the best documented era until today, in terms of recordings on film. The editor of the series was first...
Red News, no.14
RED NEWS (Vörös riportfilm) were made the 133 days of the 1919 Hungarian Council's Republic the best documented era until today, in terms of recordings on film. The editor of the series was first...
Red News, no.2
RED NEWS (Vörös riportfilm) were made the 133 days of the 1919 Hungarian Council's Republic the best documented era until today, in terms of recordings on film. The editor of the series was first...
Red News, no.3
RED NEWS (Vörös riportfilm, 1919) were made the 133 days of the 1919 Hungarian Council's Republic the best documented era until today, in terms of recordings on film. The editor of the series was...
Red News, no.5
RED NEWS (Vörös riportfilm) were made the 133 days of the 1919 Hungarian Council's Republic the best documented era until today, in terms of recordings on film. The editor of the series was first...
The Red Rocket
Marja Pensala
This documentary is a humorous portrait of the former Soviet Union's socialist ideal.
Red Sands Blue Seas
Oren Siedler
The Australian town of Hermannsburg is located in the central desert. Despite the arrival of Lutheran converts, the resident aboriginals kept passing down their traditional...
The Red Stuff
Leo de Boer
Former Russian cosmonauts look back on their space travels that at times were startlingly unprepared.
Red Wedding
Lida Chan, Guillaume Suon
After 30 years of silence, Sochan Pen goes to the Khmer Rouge tribunal with the story of her forced marriage to a cruel soldier.
The Red Years - Were We Terrorists?
Leo de Boer
Former members of the "Rode Jeugd," a Dutch radical leftwing organisation in the early 1970s, look back on their actions, violent attacks and victims.
Sabrina Wulff
Three American army deserters who have fled to Canada talk about their memories of the senseless war in Iraq.
The Redemption of General Butt Naked
Daniele Anastasion, Eric Strauss
A farcical portrait of the notorious "naked general" Joshua Blahyi, who converted to evangelical Christianity after the bloody civil war in Liberia.
Reed Dance
Andrzej Fidyk
Conversations about AIDS and polygamy during the preparations for a traditional women’s dance for the Swazi king.
Reel Paradise
Steve James
A deserted movie theater on a paradisiacal island of Fiji inspires American independent cinema guru John Pierson to undertake an adventurous project.
Reflections. Director's Cut
Sergei Loznitsa
Photographs of Sarajevo during the siege in 1992 are superimposed on footage of the city in 2014. Past and present, war and peace are brought face to face.
La reflet de la vie
Eliane de Latour
A journey through the world of old age, full of cheerful moments and painful memories. Filmmaker Eliane de Latour introduces a few people over the age of 85, who each...
Jeanette Groenendaal
The director returns to a strict religious village in the Dutch Bible Belt, where she was once feared as an "alien" child and a "city whore."
Reforming Intervals
Frank Ammerlaan
This powerful representation of different ideas of conviction in today’s Russia questions the notion of belief.
Nathan Azhderian
The end of the Big Stories and the reality of a fragmentary world imagined as a carrousel of text and images.
Spencer Nakasako
Three young Americans of Vietnamese descent visit their relatives in Vietnam.
The Refugee All Stars
Zach Niles, Banker White
A musical group of refugees from Sierra Leone returns to its native land.
Refugee Republic
various directors
You think refugees are passive victims? Then spend some time in Domiz in northern Iraq and find out what everyday life in a camp is really like.
Regained Horizon
The film REGAINED HORIZON (1937) shows an appeal for public support for the newly-formed State Placement Service, a government agency to reduce unemployment.
Regarding Susan Sontag
Nancy Kates
A nuanced portrait of Susan Sontag, one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century.
Mannus Franken, Joris Ivens
A classical film poem about the rise and fall of a rain shower in Amsterdam. It took Ivens months to film enough rain showers, which allowed him to create the...
Regret to Inform
Barbara Sonneborn
Personal document about the marks the Vietnam War has left on the lives of war widows.
Gunnar Källström, Michal Leszczylowski
Swedish playwright Lars Norén developed a new play on the basis of his conversations with prisoners.
The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche
Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam
The 47-year old Tibetan monk Chunzey lives in exile in the south of India. His spiritual master, Khensur Rinpoche, a respected and high lama, died four years...
Rejsen tilbage - jorden er vores mor II
Peter Elsass
Six years ago, Peter Elsass made THE EARTH IS OUR MOTHER, a film about the Arhuaco-Indians. As he had promised then, he returns to show them his film. The Indians make a few...
Devin Horan, Margherita Malerba
The first in a series of experimental films about Austrian expressionist poet Georg Trakl, who died at 27 amidst the horrors of war in 1914.
Algirdas Tarvydas
This film reveals the fate of young Lithuanian recruits who deserted the Soviet army.
Relative Strangers
Rosemary Hesp
A beautifully edited collage of home movies, photographs and exquisite footage visualises the story of Simon, a man who finds out during the course of his life that he is...
Relics - Einstein's Brain
Kevin Hull
In 1955 Albert Einstein died. The 76-year-old man had had it recorded that his body would be cremated. His final wish was only partly met, because doctors in a Princeton...
The Reluctant Revolutionary
Sean McAllister
During the revolution in Yemen in 2011, Kais, the friendly, qat-chewing tourist guide, transforms from skeptical outsider into engaged participant.
Tomas Koolhaas
Tomas Koolhaas presents a portrait of his famous father, the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, and some of the iconic buildings he has designed around the world.
Rembrandt's J'Accuse
Peter Greenaway
A theatrical and intelligent argument that uses hidden details in Rembrandt's most famous work The Night Watch to expose a conspiracy.
Remember How to Fly
Sebastian Mez
This intimate portrait of Iranian refugee Mohammed explores his love of dance as a metaphor for the freedom of movement he enjoys in Germany.
Remember Me, My Ghost
Ross McDonnell
For a long time, the Ballymun Towers were the symbol of social degradation in Dublin, but demolishing them will do little to change the hard life there.
Remember Me?
Ragnhild Nøst Bergem
Siri is in her early forties and has early-onset dementia. What’s left when your memories are gone?
Remember the Rain
Lucy Allwood
Basing herself on the memories of one of England’s greatest acrobats, now almost ninety years old, Lucy Allwood examines how two elderly people deal with love and loneliness,...
Remember Your Name, Babylon
Marie Brumagne, Bram Van Cauwenberghe
They crossed the sea in search of a better life, and now they camp among long rows of greenhouses, waiting.
Remembering Wei Yi-fang, Remembering...
Yvonne Welbon
Black American Ivonne Welborn was born in Chicago in 1962. Her mother was an American immigrant from Honduras, she has never met her father. When she was twenty-two Welborn...
Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania
Jonas Mekas
An experimental and personal account of filmmaker Jonas Mekas's visit to his native village in Lithuania, more than 20 years after fleeing the Nazis.
Le repas de bebe
Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière
Louis Lumière has gone down in history as a founder of the documentary. He has also managed to become a magnate in this type of film. The major part of...
Dong-won Kim
Six political prisoners from North Korea are repatriated after more than thirty years in South Korean prisons.
Artur Zmijewski
Repetition is a documentary about the re-enactment of professor Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment - a famous psychological experiment studying human behaviour in...
Réponse des femmes
Agnès Varda
Bernardo Ruiz
Risking their own lives, the reporters of Mexican weekly magazine Zeta tirelessly fight corruption and the drug cartels along the Mexican-American border.
Raymond Depardon
Depardon follows the press photographers and paparazzi of the Gamma photo agency, which was co-founded by him, during their work - work he used to do himself.
The Reporting from the Rabbit Hutch
Viktar Dashuk
Horrifying report about the dictatorial regime of Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus.
Requiem dla 500.000
Jerzy Bossak, Waclaw Kazimierczak
Compilation of archival footage makes up a memorial to the 500,000 Jews that died in the Warsaw ghetto.
Requiem for Mrs. H.
Philipp Hartmann
A requiem for a recently deceased lady, filmed in Super 8.
Requiem for the American Dream
various directors
In a series of long interviews, leading intellectual Noam Chomsky explains how the concentration of wealth has destroyed the American Dream.
Requiem voor een film
Cherry Duyns
Shortly after the war, a little boy sees a film in the Amsterdam cinema De Uitkijk, which he is unable to forget for the rest of his life, and which he will watch again and...
Rescue Dawn
Werner Herzog
Air Force pilot Dieter Dengler finds himself in a prison camp during the Vietnam War. His remarkable personality saves both his own life and those of his fellow prisoners.
Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai
Passion under pressure of time – the creation of a new, innovative dance piece at the revered Paris Opera.
Amy Happ
In this personal documentary the filmmaker analyses her relationship with Vyola, her second mother who is an alcoholic. Vyola started drinking when she was still living in Alaska...
The Resistance of Honey
Peter Boyd Maclean
Bioni Samp’s bees don’t just make honey – they also make music. A fascinating, mind-expanding glimpse into the exceptional world inside the beehive. On-site reservation...
Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story
Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville
The story of the American record label Stax Records, which reaped fame in the 1960s and 1970s with artists like Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes.
The Restless Garden
Victor Ginzburg
In the last days of the Soviet empire, in the summer of 1991, the Russian-American filmmaker Victor Ginzburg tries to find the 'new Russian woman'. His quest starts in...
Resurrecting Hassan
Carlo Guillermo Proto
An intimate portrait of a blind family struggling with the loss of their son Hassan. The one thing they long for is to bring him back to life.
Retiro Shelter
Jorge Leandro Colás
This observational film documents nocturnal life in Parador Retiro, a shelter for the homeless in Buenos Aires.
Return of the Atom
Jussi Eerola, Mika Taanila
The construction of a nuclear reactor in the Finnish town of Eurajoki degenerates into a farce on administrative failings and shameless pursuit of profit.
The Return of the War Room
Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker
The sequel of and a reflection on The War Room, which documentary duo D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus made during Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential...
Return to Dresden
Martin Duckworth
February 13, 1945: A squadron of bombers leaves England. Destination: Dresden. Purpose: The destruction of the morale of the civilian population. Result: 35,000 dead. On...
Return to Homs
Talal Derki
A remarkably intimate portrait of the unequal struggle of a group of young revolutionaries in Homs, Syria, against the national army destroying their city.
Return to Sender
Jon Bang Carlsen
In this sequel to MIN AFRIKANSKE DAGBOG, a family returns to Denmark by ship after having lived in South Africa for one year.
Return to the Border
Zhao Liang
Chinese director returns to the Ya Lu River that separates China from North Korea to see what is left of socialism in the two countries.
Return Trip
Carol Morley
Seventeen years ago, director Carol Morley travelled to India with her friend, Catherine Corcoran. After a few weeks, Corcoran had an accident: in the dark of night, she fell...
The Return
Zahavi Sanjavi
In this portrait of perseverance in the midst of insurmountable grief, a nurse named Shilan returns to a refugee camp for Yezidis in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Lisa Wang
Chinese-Australian filmmaker asks her family members what it means to be a stranger in your own country.
Rêve Kakudji
Ibbe Daniëls, Koen Vidal
Will young Congolese Serge Kakudji be able to realize his dream of becoming an opera singer in the white, elitist jungle that is Europe?
Ms. Ma Jia, Naotomo Umewaka
Taking the form of a detective story, this documentary reveals the facts of the case of the kidnapping of a young mother, whose age is kept vague for a long...
Mayckell Pedrero Mariol
A music documentary about the Cuban underground hiphoppers Los Aldeanos, who with their subversive lyrics have nothing less than a revolution in mind.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
This controversial but breathtaking account captures the attempted coup against anti-capitalist Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in April 2002.
Revolutionary Memories of Bahman Who Loved Leila
Farahnaz Sharifi
With the help of photos and in voice-over, Bahman tells of his deadly desire for life, love and protest during the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
Les révolutionnaires de Tchad
Raymond Depardon
In Chad, Depardon reports on the conflict between the France-backed army and the resistance movement. Interviews with a kidnapped French archaeologist lead to the...
Sergei Loznitsa
The glorious Soviet utopia of 1960 is brought to life in a montage of propaganda footage celebrating smiling workers, poetry readings and rocket launches.
Rex vs. Singh
various directors
A hybrid mix of musical, drama, and documentary, this is a four-part account of a historical court case against homosexual immigrants in Vancouver, Canada.
Riben guizi
Minoru Matsui
How does someone become a war criminal? Director Minoru Matsui’s hypothesis is simple: by fighting in a war. To verify this, he shows the atrocious testimonies of forty...
Ricardo, Miriam y Fidel
In 1953 the young law student Fidel Castro delivered a now famous speech against Fulgencio Batista‘s dictatorship and for a just state on Cuba. This address left such a deep impression on...
Rich Hill
Andrew Droz Palermo, Tracy Droz Tragos
An open, respectful portrait of three teenage boys growing up in a poor, decaying American mining town where the future holds very little promise.
Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light
Helen Whitney
According to photographer Richard Avedon there is always a part of himself hidden in every picture he makes. Not surprisingly he calls his photographs self﷓ portraits; they...
Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Child of a Metis Child
Alanis Obomsawin
Richard Cardinals Cry from a Diary of a Metis Child is dedicated to the memory of a sensitive young Indian who committed suicide at the age of seventeen. His parents...
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
Marina Zenovich
Interviews and a plethora of archive footage form this multifaceted portrait of the controversial black stand-up comic Richard Pryor (1940-2005), who found comedy in every...
The Ride of Their Lives
Steve James
Rhyder is only eight years old, but is already taking part in the rodeo world championship – a perilous sport.
Riders of the Sacred Blood
Douglas Wolfsperger
Charming portrait of the traditional town of Weingarten, where an annual procession on horseback takes place each year around a relic of Christ's holy blood.
The Ridge
Pablo Iraburu, Migueltxo Molina
A reconstruction of how 12 mountaineers attempted a highly dangerous rescue operation to save a colleague who had fallen ill high on a Himalayan...
Ridin' the Dog
Carina Cooper
The world-famous Greyhound bus is almost as old as the Wild West. It is a symbol of North America, of progress, and of nostalgia. Reporter Stud Terkel travelled 2,000 miles...
Right Side of Cello
Aleksandra Rek
A portrait of the successful young Polish cellist Dominik Polonski, who after several brain surgeries builds a new life around his family and his beloved instrument.
Het rijk der schimmen
Fiona Tan
Associative collage of photo collections, based on the second commandment, ‘You shall not make for yourself an idol.’
Ditsi Carolino
Film about a poor couple with five children who live along a railway line in Manila.
Rings of Life
Ida Lindgren
This experimental documentary reflects the experiences of a young Swedish girl who lost her five-year-old sister at the age of seven.
Rio 50°
Julien Temple
Inspired by important events in the arenas of politics, society and culture, this is a musical portrait of one of the most colorful cities in the world.
Rio, a Day in August
Maria Ramos
Filmmaker portrays some regular passengers on a commuter train in Rio de Janeiro.
RiP - A Remix Manifesto
Brett Gaylor
A cinematic argument against penalizing anyone who takes existing music and makes it into something new.
Rip My Sweet Cousin
John Appel
Radio documentary about a lamppost that has become a tombstone.
Luciano Blotta
This infectious, self-conscious documentary is about three young Jamaicans who try to exchange the marginality of the dancehall for a real career in reggae music.
Dmitry Barshevsky
Risk is a montage of previously unreleased documentary footage that sheds new light upon well-known, although denied historical events in the former Soviet Union.
Risk II
Dmitry Barschevsky
One year after the screening of Risk I at the first International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, its sequel will be shown. The makers of the documentary had two...
Riskou or "The Sharing of Cow"
Arice Siapi
In the heart of Africa, two communities have supported themselves for generations by raising cattle and working in the slaughterhouse.
The River
Abdenour Zahzah
A journey on foot along a river in Algeria, from the man who is worried about the Nestle factory to homeless kids who drink aftershave.
The River
Pare Lorentz
"This is the story of a river, a record of the Mississippi. Where it comes from, where it goes, what it has meant to us... and what it has cost us." With these words, THE...
The Road Home
Kelrick Martin
Until the mid-20th century, thousands of Aboriginal children were separated from their families and raised in Australian orphanages.
The Road Movie
Dmitrii Kalashnikov
Adventures on the Russian highway as recorded by dashboard cameras reveal the nature of Russia, which is both absurd and frightening.
Road Scholar
Jean de Segonzac, Roger Weisberg
Andrei Codrescu is a successful writer, poet, and radio-commentator. The first half of his life he lived in Rumania, the second in the United States, and...
The Road to Redemption
Jonathan Stack
Various Liberian women talk about how they are trying to deal with the past and rebuild their country after years of civil war.
The Road
Jackie Waldock
Graduated from the National Film & Television School, Jackie Waldock, who previously made the two short films SILENCE = DEATH (1995) and A RED ROSE (1996), follows a group...
The Road
Zanbo Zhang
The construction of a gigantic highway in China puts three parties at odds with each other: local residents, the construction company and the laborers.
Bob Sabiston
A digitally animated documentary about a trip from New York to Austin. Roadhead consists of animated interviews with 12 random people by 12 different animation artists. Each...
Roaming Around
Brigitte Maria Bertele
Modest portraits of street children in the Ghanaian capital Accra, who lead an idle, sinful life with little hope for the future.
Robert Altman's Jazz '34; Remembrances..
Robert Altman
With ROBERT ALTMAN‘S JAZZ ‘34: REMEMBRANCES OF KANSAS CITY SWING the 72-year-old veteran of feature film (M*A*S*H, THE PLAYER, SHORT CUTS) has made a documentary sequel to...
Robert Mugabe... What Happened?
Simon Bright
How and why the now 87-year-old Robert Mugabe began to follow an increasingly ruthless course as the most powerful man in Zimbabwe.
Michele Santoro
An atmospheric, beautifully shot portrait of the poor, gang-ridden neighborhoods of Naples and the families who struggle there.
Irena Kamienska
A documentary about the women at the old-fashioned Krosno Linen Factory, their hard labour, their low wages and their lack of basic safety guarantees. The film also deals...
Robots in Residence
Brent Hoff, Alexander Reben
Could robots, besides building cars and bombing people in foreign countries, also make documentaries? Hoping to answer that question, a group of tiny robots is...
Rock 'n Roll Junkie
various directors
Holland's only real rock 'n roll star Herman Brood cannot complain about the amount of publicity he gets. Whatever he does, there is always a camera around to record it....
The Rock
Hamid Jafari
A serene visual poem about a woman who runs a primitive quarry in the desolate Iranian desert.
Daan Bol
A moving coming-of-age story about depression and the beneficial, healing effects of music and friendship.
Rocky Road to Dublin
Peter Lennon
By 1967, 50 years of independence hadn’t brought Ireland much progress at all. This is a fascinating account of a country struggling with acquired autonomy.
Het rode huis
various directors
A documentary on the Navaho indian tribe. They live in the Big Mountain territory in Arizona. This used to be, in the eyes of the white man, an unimporant piece of land,...
The Rodney Hulin Story: Prison Rape in America
Gabriel London
About the death of a 17-year-old convict after he had been raped in a prison in the United States.
Rodnye (Close Relations)
Vitaly Mansky
Filmmaker Vitaly Mansky investigates the influence of political unrest in Ukraine, Crimea and Donetsk on his own family.
Rodzina czlowiecza
Wladyslaw Slesicki
The title of this film is borrowed from a celebrated photo exhibition. The film is a portrait of the daily work of a peasant family. The highly artistic style provides...
Roermondse adel, een familie-epos
Joost Seelen
Portrait of the Fermonts in Roermond, a common family with a reputation of short-temperedness and trouble with the authorities.
Pawel Ziemilski
A short journey proving that every household is unique. An experimental diorama set in that most visually underrated location of all: home.
Roger and Me
Michael Moore
A cynical and sometimes hilarious documentary about the American town of Flint, where most of the population used to work for General Motors.
Klaus Kjeldsen
The shedding of milk teeth is quite an event.
In recent years rollerskating has become a craze all over Europe. With their deviant clothing - baggy pants and long and loose shirts - the rollerskaters propagate a personal life style that appeals...
The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé! : A Trip Across Latin America
Paul Dugdale
A sparkling recording of the recent Rolling Stones tour of Latin America and Cuba – one of the few places the rockers hadn’t yet played.
Manelaos Karamaghiolis
Romance de Valentía
Sonia Herman Dolz
"Bullfighting can indeed be a form of art. Those few seconds of unity between man and animal, that's what it's about," Sonía Herman Dolz says about her dramatized...
Romancing the Throne
Dominic Paul Ozanne
When the king of Lesotho passed away in 1996, his son was unexpectedly called to the throne and had to start looking for a future wife. In Lesotho, the king has actual...
Annja Krautgasser
A short documentary about young Roma and Sinti in a suburb of Rome. They film and interview one another, which leads to playful, humorous moments.
De romantische lijn
John Appel
De romantische lijn
John Appel
For generations of women, Walra‘s linen is inextricably bound up with the trousseau. It is not for sale in stores, only through door-to-door sales, and is offered along...
Emma van der Put
Room tries to reveal the hidden information that casual, fleeing moments possess.
Room 237
Rodney Ascher
An entertaining search for hidden messages in Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 film The Shining, exploring everything from the symbolism of tins of baking powder to subliminal...
Room to Live
Simon Everson, Marion Stoica
In Lodz - a grimy textile town which is doomed to ruin - a couple and their two young children are forced to live in a single room in a dilapidated 19th...
Room Without a View
Rada Sesic
ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW is the personal story of filmmaker and journalist Rada Sesic, who fled Sarajevo in 1993. The poetic film shows what it is like to come to a distant land and...
Jan Sverák
In this documentary a group of scientists is taking seriously the wild stories of mud-loving Oil Gobblers.
Rosalie's Journey
Rosalie (Ngarla) Kunoth-Monks speaks about her life in Central Australia as a young woman and the profound cultural challenges she faced as a young actress.
Salim Abu Jabal
After living for 50 years in their little house in the Roshmia Valley in Haifa, Israel, an elderly couple has to move to make way for a new road.
La rosière de pessac
Jean Eustache
The evolution of society in the small town of Pessac as viewed by the election of the Rosière in 1968 and 1979.
La rosière de pessac
Jean Eustache
The evolution of society in the small town of Pessac as viewed by the election of the Rosière in 1968 and 1979.
Rota ABC
Francisco Cesar-Filho
Youngsters in São Paulo no longer believe in their parents’ dreams of progress.
Rotterdam - Europoort
Joris Ivens
A public information film on the biggest port in the world, which has been industriously rebuilt following the disastrous bombardments of the war.
Rou be jaei dour
Mehrdad Oskouei
An elderly Iranian woman opens her house to the children of Afghan refugees.
Rough Aunties
Kim Longinotto
A gripping documentary about the activities of a group of South African women who offer help to young victims of sexual abuse and work to bring the offenders to justice.
Rough Sketch of a Spiral
Kojima Yasushi
Kojima Yasushi, the director of this documentary, was a student of Imamura Shohei at the Japanese filmschool, until last year. Kojima specialized himself in documentary...
Rough Stage
Toomas Järvet
Despite disapproval from those around him and a lack of resources, Palestinian Maher is determined to put on the first modern dance performance in Ramallah.
Round Eyes in the Middle Kingdom
Ronald Levaco
Filmmaker Ronald Levaco was born from Russian parents in China in 1940. In 1950, shortly after the communist take-over, the family emigrated to the United States. ROUND EYES...
Roundabout in My Head
Hassen Ferhani
The magnificent caverns of a slaughterhouse in Algiers serve as a microcosm of Algerian society.
The Rounder Girls
Sabine Derflinger, Bernhard Pötscher
The Rounder Girls are a multicultural gospel ensemble that is followed while touring Austria and Germany.
Route 181, Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel
Michel Khleifi, Eyal Sivan
An Israeli and a Palestinian filmmaker travel together along the partition lines that divided Palestine according to the UN resolution of 1947.
Route 181, Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel - 1st Part the South
Michel Khleifi, Eyal Sivan
A Palestinian and Israeli filmmaker travel together along the partition lines that divided Palestine according to the UN resolution in 1948.
Route 181, Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel - 2nd Part the Centre
Michel Khleifi, Eyal Sivan
A Palestinian and Israeli filmmaker travel together along the partition lines that divided Palestine according to the UN resolution in 1948.
Route 181, Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel - 3rd Part the North
Michel Khleifi, Eyal Sivan
A Palestinian and Israeli filmmaker travel together along the partition lines that divided Palestine according to the UN resolution in 1948.
Route One USA
Robert Kramer
The film Route One USA is a tribute to the highway. The incredibly powerful documentary film, over 4 hours long, takes the viewer on a trip through the American landscape...
The royal wedding tapes
Albert Elings, Eugenie Jansen
Collage of the wedding of Dutch heir to the throne Willem-Alexander and Máxima Zorreguiéta on 2 February 2002, compiled from footage of non-professional...
Janusz Majewski
A poetic documentary about the Jewish 'Gehenna' (hell). Shots of destroyed tombstones in a graveyard impart a dramatic and graphic character to the film.
Rozmowa '82
Krzysztof Lang
Documentary impression of the telephone network in Warsaw under martial law. A woman registers conversations that are being wiretapped.
Shkelqim Daja, Pluton Vasi
Archive footage from news broadcasts visualizes the recent history of Albania.
Rubbed Out
Dimitar Anakiev
This investigative documentary details the Association of Erased Persons, an organization dedicated to getting back the identities of some 18 thousand Slovenian...
Astrid Bussink
In 1941, Rudolf Hess flew to Scotland in a Messerschmitt - alone, unannounced and uninvited, to negotiate a plan for peace.
Rudens Sniegas
Valdas Navasaitis
The falling of the first autumn snow coincides with the final seconds of a man's life on earth. THE AUTUMN SNOW is a poetical, impressionistic study creating an...
Matthew Carnahan, John Philp
Confrontational documentary about freedom and safety in New York under Mayor Giuliani.
Rules of the Road
Oliver Herbrich
Travellers have wandered the Irish countryside for centuries. They where tinsmiths, harvesters, migrant labourers, storytellers, horse traders, peddlers, knife grinders...
Run for Life
Mladen Maticevic
Three Ethiopian long-distance runners fail to negotiate the slippery slopes of Serbian athletics.
Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Female directors Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini, who previously collaborated on the memorable documentary DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE, are back in...
Rund um die Freiheitsstatute. Ein Spaziergang durch die USA
RUND UM DIE FREIHEITSSTATUE sheds an ironic light on the U.S. by contrasting pretentions with reality. This national-socialist propaganda-film shows so-called signs of decay, gang-wars, slums, riots...
Running from Crazy
Barbara Kopple
In this moving account, Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter embarks on a quest to get to grips with her family’s history of psychological instability.
Staffan Lamm
At the height of the Vietnam War, a group of intellectuals begins a series of hearings in the People’s Palace in Stockholm.
Russian Dream
Sergey Debizhev
An American scholar of Slavic culture takes a road trip through Russia – a kaleidoscopic portrait of a multifaceted and bewildering country.
Russian Striptease
Andrzej Fidyk
How do the Russian people react to the sexual freedom they obtained after the collapse of the communist regime? Polish filmmaker Andrzej Fidyk provides the answer in his...
The Russian War
Arnold van Bruggen
April 1945. Georgian soldiers rose up against their German superiors and reduced the island Texel to ashes. Texel became inwardly torn in its contact with the past, to...
The Russian Winter
Petter Ringbom
An inspirational musical road movie in which former Fugees singer John Forté tours Russia, reflecting on freedom and cultural differences.
The Russian Woodpecker
Chad Gracia
On the eve of the protests in Kiev, a Chernobyl victim goes looking for the true cause of the nuclear reactor disaster.
Russkoje stschastije
Juri Chaschtschewatski
"We didn't want a political film, not a film about great social problems, but a film about the ordinary, daily life in the Russian country." Says filmmaker Juri...
Russlands Wunderkinder
Irene Langemann
Portrait of four young Russian pianists, who are successful as long as they are presented as prodigies.
A Rustling of Leaves - Inside the Philippine Revolution
Nettie Wild
Nettie Wild first had the idea of making A Rustling of Leaves when she taught drama to the leftist guerillas in the Philippines. She had planned to make a documentary about...
Hanna Heilborn
Ruth is a Swedish cheerleader struggling under the pressure to perform as her team vies for the national championship.
Ruth Drawing Picasso
Rineke Dijkstra
A uniformed schoolgirl sits lost in concentration on the floor of a gallery, quietly re-drawing Picasso's Weeping Woman.
Ruzegar-e ma
Rakshan Bani-Eternad
Cinéma-vérité style Iranian documentary follows young people campaigning for president Khatami and covers the struggle of a single mother, who also runs for...
Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit
Gilbert Ndahayo
A Rwandan filmmaker lost his parents in a mass murder in 1994. Years later, relatives can at last start on the process of getting to grips with their grief.
The Rwandan Night
Gilbert Ndahayo
A raw and personal documentary in which the filmmaker initiates dialogue between survivors of the Rwandan genocide while academic researchers are attempting to understand...
Chris Landreth
A tribute to animator Ryan Larkin, who made influential animation films 30 years ago. When he died in 2007, he was living on welfare and panhandling for spare change in...
Call for Entry: IDFA Bertha Fund December 22, 2016 | The IDFA Bertha Fund is looking for new creative documentary projects from developing countries for both its classic program and the IBF Europe distribution scheme.
Ally Derks receives Pioneer Award December 12, 2016 | Last Saturday, Ally Derks received a prestigious Pioneer Award from the International Documentary Association.
Open Call: Short Web Documentaries November 26, 2016 | IDFA and Jos de Putter from Deep Focus Web Documentaries invite entries for project proposals from talented (young) filmmakers.
And the winners are... November 23, 2016 | At the Awards Ceremony in the Stadsschouwburg, the 14 winners of IDFA 2016 have just been announced.


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